Jesus said that we could move mountains with faith the size of a mustard seed. It’s not the amount of faith we have that makes the difference. Rather, it’s who we put our faith in. People put their faith in lots of things every day. We place our faith in how much money we have in the bank. We place our faith in how our interpersonal relationships are going. We place our faith in vehicles to get us from point A to point B each day. There’s nothing wrong with putting faith in these things, but sometimes we fail to examine where we are placing our faith. Peter was challenged to examine where he put his faith. In that moment, he chose to place his faith in Jesus. Because he did, it allowed him to do the impossible: to walk on water. We may not see large-scale miracles occur often, but in little ways every day, we can see how faith in Jesus gives us protection against all the things that make us afraid. Faith shields our hearts. Like the disciples, we can hear Jesus say, “Be encouraged! It’s me. Don’t be afraid.” (story courtesy of Cokesbury Knights of North Castle VBS)
During this week’s Sunday School lesson you can construct boats, float boats, build rivers, create tornados, stir Dory juice, illustrate oceans, mix Jell-O seas, and turn fruit and frozen water into popcycles. We invite you to check out our webpage for all of these “craftivities” and more! Be encourage by the thought that God is with you when you need to step out of your boat.