Week Six Rosedale Ward “Lord, Save Me”

Jesus and Sea

I absolutely love looking at pictures. This picture has got to be one of my most favorites! When I first found it in the Gospel Art book I didn’t remember the story, but I showed it to my companion and he immediately remembered and told me. When I was writing this message I read the story attached with the picture which is found in Matthew 14:22-33 and Mark 6:45-51. The book of Matthew has a more detailed account of the story, this is what it says.

22 ¶And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to getinto a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, whilehe sent the multitudes away.

23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he wentup into a mountain apart to pray: and when the eveningwas come, he was there alone.

24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossedwith waves: for the wind was contrary.

25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went untothem, walking on the sea.

26 And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea,they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried outfor fear.

27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be ofgood cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou,bid me come unto thee on the water.

29 And he said, Come. And when Peter was come downout of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.

30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid;and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, andcaught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith,wherefore didst thou doubt?

32 And when they were come into the ship, the windceased.

33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshippedhim, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

This is the best story ever! It might even be my new favorite Jesus story. It is so applicable to the lives of everyone since nobody is perfect. In Mark is says, “and he saw them toiling.” Haven’t we all been in a state of toiling before? We might still be in that state of toilment. The way we get out always starts with faith. It took faith for Peter to walk of the boat on the water to Jesus. It is when he became distracted by the wind that caused waves that his faith began to lose faith of the Lord. However when he began to sink he said, ” Lord, Save Me,” The lord built his faith. All we need to do is call/pray to the Lord and ask for help. The Lord will always help us, We are not alone. I know that we all can learn from the New Testament and even more so from the Book of Mormon. I love you all.
Elder Allen

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