Contributed by Don Hawks on Aug 10, 2008
I need not be afraid though all hell should break loose. Why? Because “God’s Spirit doesn’t make cowards out of us. The Spirit gives us power, love, and self-control” (2 Timothy 1:7, CEV).
In today’s gospel reading Jesus says to a frightened group of friends: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid."
It’s from the story of Jesus walking on water. Some people have interpreted the story as giving us a lesson about needing to take risks in life. One preacher made that the topic of his