Marie also wrote today’s devotion: Matthew 14: 27 NLT
But Jesus spoke to them at once, “Don’t be afraid,” He said. “Take courage; I am here,” Jesus spoke these words as he walked on water toward the disciples. The disciples had never had this happen; how would we feel if we saw this? In these past few months, we have had fears, not of someone walking toward us on the water, but of an unseen virus. Many questions have come to the surface; the primary one heard is, “how long can this last?” Another heard is, “how will our Church change?” Just as the disciples needed the courage to realize Jesus was coming to them, should we not have the courage to know that Jesus is there for us, and God is in control of the virus? God is in control of life, and all that happens in our world; after all, God made this world.
Thank you, Lord, for the knowledge that no matter what comes toward us, we can turn to your Son for courage and strength to face the situation. You are in control. We ask you to continue to guide and direct us each day. In Jesus name, amen