Out From the Angry Waves
by Randy Chambers, 2014-12-27
Matthew 14:29-30, NASB: And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!”
God’s salvation to us in Christ is given because we need a Savior—we need Him every day. For us, there needs to be an honest look at ourselves each day. And as we see the good and the bad, we also see our sin and setbacks, and we are reminded of the truth of our condition. We are drowning in a sea of our own sinfulness but for the hand of Christ extended to rescue us each. And each day we must look to He who saves us while exclaiming, “Save me Lord, I perish!” This humble and genuine request comes from a heart that understands that we can do nothing to save ourselves. But we turn to Christ. To see our sin in truth could cause us to wallow in self-pity, or retreat into denial. Yet salvation is found for those who can look into the darkness of their own sin and say, “That’s why I need a Savior;” while they reach out their hand to take hold of His and be lifted out of the angry waves of sin’s destruction.