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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Lent 2016--Day Seven

Jesus and Saint Peter, Gospel of Matthew 4.18-...
Jesus and Saint Peter, Gospel of Matthew 4.18-20 Français : Jésus et Saint Pierre, Évangile selon Matthieu 4.18-20 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Matthew 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray and when the evening was come he was there alone. (KJV)

This verse reveals again the efforts Jesus put into being alone so he could commune with his Father. We should not be surprised that this close connection brought about a mighty power in him. He preached to the crowds and healed them, and fed them, and then he went to his Father to be strengthened and renewed.

When he rejoined them, he walked on water to get to the boat. The Disciples were greatly impressed by this display of his power. Peter attempted to meet Jesus, but he was intimidated by the wind and waves. When they got into the boat, the turmoil ceased, and they worshiped him. The boat landed in the land of Gennesaret.  His reputation preceded him, and the men of that country called all the were diseased, and he healed them. 

Spending time alone with God in prayer and contemplation, not telling him what to do or how to heal, but listening with your heart open is time well-spent. He did it and He was our model.