A Fool for Christ

Matthew 14:22-33

“ ‘It’s a ghost’, they said, and cried out in fear.” I suppose seeing the shape of a man walking across water is weird. I can’t imagine what I would have done. But then the shape spoke saying “It is I. Don’t be afraid”. In other words “Relax, this isn’t bad, it’s me!” Well yes; it was Jesus; it wasn’t bad, but it was scary! … Most people experience fear when confronted with the supernatural. We find the supernatural to be weird because it cuts against our normal experience.  But the assumption that all that’s supernatural is bad is simply wrong. In fact the original source of all supernatural things is God; and he is good. But even among the people of God there is much scepticism when it comes to the supernatural.  In fact this tendency is even recorded in Scripture. More