“Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, bid me come to You on the water.” He said, “Come.” Matt. 14:28-29

 Not just on one occasion, but on two occasions, Jesus fed several thousand people with just a few loaves and fishes.  Naturally, better planning could have been claimed, so that there would be no need for miracles.

 On another occasion, Jesus told one of His disciples to get money out of the mouth of the first fish he would get on the hook.  On another occasion, Jesus allowed the unclean spirits to enter the swine.  In the verse above, we see that Jesus told Peter to come out to Him on the water.

 Why get money out of a fish mouth, did Jesus not have better planning and administration than that?  Why did Jesus allow the unclean spirits to enter the swine?  The herd of swine rushed down the steep hill into the sea and drowned.  Didn’t Jesus have a greater “sense of responsibility” than that?  Why would Peter go out on the water at all?  They had a boat to sit in. What is Jesus doing?

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace,” 1 Cor. 14:33 God is not careless, irresponsible or bad at planning.  But God is also not excessively “water-combed and constantly carrying on a ruler and tape measure” so that everything becomes so precise and correct.  God is extremely generous and His grace is abundant.  Sure, we should plan and do ours, but let us remember that God works miracles.  Jesus performed miracles over and over again as He walked the earth.

 Look up from your circumstances and believe Jesus for miracles today.  Not for you to shine, but for the name of Jesus to be glorified.  God is extremely generous and He both wants and can help you and other people in a wonderful way.

 God bless you.

 / David Billström