Kid McCoy was a notorious boxer who became the world champion in his weight division. He was known for the unusual tactics he applied to defeat his opponents. Not known for being fair, he was nevertheless, sought after as a boxing instructor who was effective in teaching people to fight.
On one occasion a man went to him and asked, “Would you teach me to fight?”
“All right,” said McCoy. “Put up your fists. Say, who’s that coming through the door?”
When the man turned his head, McCoy knocked him down. As the man got up, the Kid said, “That’s the first lesson. Learn to concentrate and keep your eyes on the man in the ring.”
One day Jesus was walking on the water. His disciple, Peter saw Him and asked if he could join Him. Jesus answered, “All right. Come.” And he did.
And we all know the rest of the story. Things went well until the huge waves frightened him and Peter took his eyes off of Jesus and began to sink.
We will never walk on water but we will walk through the storms of life. When we do, we must stay focused on Jesus or we too will sink in despair.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to keep our eyes focused on You at all times, knowing that Your power to rescue us is greater than any storm we will face. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Matthew 14:22-36 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” So He said, “Come.”