FROM THE PASTOR’S HEART
STAYING IN THE COMFORT ZONE
Let’s continue to look at the same passage from last week. Peter stepped out of the boat and walked on water towards Jesus, whereas the other disciples remained in the boat.
The boat represented safety, or in other words, a safe zone or a comfort zone. Is it really secure to stay in a safe zone? The answer can be a “Yes”; and a “No”. It is a “Yes” in regard to physical safety, but it is a “No” in regard to spiritual security.
After a night out in the rough sea, the disciples would not have been in good shape. They must have felt restless, anxious, tired, uncertain and frustrated.
In contrast, Peter fixed his eyes on Jesus and walked towards Jesus, unafraid of the strong wind and big waves. When he began to fear and sink, Jesus immediately reached out to catch hold of him. At that moment, Peter would have leaned on Jesus completely, and found full security in Him.
During the current pandemic, it is necessary to stay home and stay safe. Nonetheless, the story of Peter walking on water is a timely reminder, true safety is not about hiding in our safety zone or comfort zone. Rather, true safety is about opening our hearts and drawing close to Jesus.
Dear brothers and sisters, the coronavirus will be contained eventually. However, if our hearts do not open up towards Jesus, the “coronavirus” in our hearts will stay on to torment us for a long time.
Let us learn from Peter – fix our eyes on Jesus, and step out of our comfort zone in boldness.
When we draw near to Jesus, our lives will be renewed and changed continually.
REV HERMAN KAN