Our True Hope


 

As a man was wading in the waves close to the beach he was suddenly caught by an undertow and dragged 100 yards out. As he came to the surface sputtering he shouted, “Help! I can’t swim! Somebody help!”  A local business man walking by heard his cries and immediately threw 50 yards of rope out towards the drowning man and shouted, “That’s all I can afford….you better swim for it!”  Going down for the second time the man yelled louder, “I can’t swim! Please help!”

A politician who happened to be at the beach that day angrily pushed the businessman aside. “That’s the problem today! Nobody cares about folks like him!” he growled. With a mighty heave the politician then threw out 200 yards of line to the man. “There now grab hold of that.” he shouted proudly. The man grabbed for the line but in dismay saw the politician drop the rope and begin walking away muttering, “Someone really needs to help that guy!” Now totally exhausted and in despair the drowning man began to sink for the third time. Just before the waves covered his head he looked up and saw Jesus walking to him on the waves. The Lord took him by the hand and with a smile whispered, “It is I, don’t be afraid!”

Where is your hope today? Is it in your past success? Is your hope in what others think about you or what money you have in the bank? The Bible tells us that our only true hope is in the Lord Jesus Christ. He hears our cries. He has paid the price to save us. He is coming out on the waves for you today!

But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:30-31

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