Thursday, July 24, 2008

Lord, Save Me

"But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" (Matthew 14: 30-31)

The wonderful thing about every miracle Christ performed is that they were both literally and symbolically instructive. This painting of Christ lifting Peter out of the Sea of Galilee was painted from the perspective of Peter to communicate that we are the ones sinking into the raging sea of sin and trials and need to call upon Christ to lift us above the water.

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