The Seashore

Good morning to all. What a beautiful sunrise. As the sun rises this morning my thoughts go back to yesterday afternoon, when I sat along the shoreline and felt the summer breeze calmly sailing through the treeline. I could hear my Master, my Lord, my Savior and my Friend say to me;

“Come, walk with me and follow me”. As we walked along the seashore, my heart, my spirit and my very soul was opened to the very truth of His teachings and the truth of the Gospel.

As He spoke to me, these words has become a lifestyle for me; “ye shall become fishers of men”. Now I can see the very meaning of Christ in me!

I now know without a doubt this man Jesus, was the very Son of God, for there was no other man that ever spoke and taught like Him.

His love was for all; for the lost, the poor, the down and out; even that of healing the body of the crippled. When He spoke, blinded eyes were opened and deaf ears could hear. He showed Himself to be God when He forgave the sins of sinners and cast demon spirits out of the demon possessed. Truly this was no ordinary man.

His love and His very words pierced the very depth of my heart and my soul. Truly He has proven to be the Son of God. As I get to know Him personally, daily, what joy and peace is in my heart. The moments I spend with Jesus are the most precious moments of my life. The more I spend time with Him, the more I know Him, the more I get to know Him, the more I love Him.

It is as though there is an ever flowing love or you might say, an ever flowing river that comes from my inner being, from Him. The presence of the Holy Spirit ever increasing and never ceasing, power of God flowing like a river. I am so grateful for God’s love, and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, my comforter and friend.

So let me share with you some of the great moments that has taken root deep down in my heart as I spent time with the Master, my Savior and my Friend.

In one of the most spectacular miracles of the Gospels, Jesus walked on the surface of the Sea of Galilee (Mark 6:45–53; John 6:16–21).

In Matthew’s version of the story (Matthew 14:22–33), Jesus invites Peter to leave the boat and come walk on the water towards Him; which by faith, Peter steps out and walks on water. As I recall, it was storming and fear arose in Peter. Peter took His eyes off of Jesus and began to sink…

Let me quote this event from Matthew 14:28-31; And Peter answered him and said, “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Yes, Jesus is always there in our times of trouble. His hand is always reaching out to catch us when we cry out to Him.

I recall two other remarkable and well- known miracles that happened near the Sea of Galilee; they were the feeding of the four thousand (Matthew 15:29–39) and the feeding of the five thousand (Luke 9:10–17).

Jesus taught the crowds by the shore (Mark 4:1–34) and preached while standing in a boat on the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 13:2). My Lord  delivered His famous Sermon on the Mount on the shores of the sea near Capernaum (Matthew 5).

It is exciting to know that God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit dwells within us as our helper, comforter and friend. As we follow, believe and recieve His Word, we become a living testimony of the living Christ in us.

May I encourage you to follow Jesus. Share love, share God and share life!

As always, love in Christ Jesus,

Paul Lundmark.

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