Growing In Faith
Jesus' disciples trusted Jesus enough that they obeyed him when he sent them ahead in the boats. No one questioned how he would rejoin them. But when Jesus came walking on the water, they panicked. They had to continue to grow in faith enough to accept miracles. Paul prays for the Ephesians (and by extension us) that we might always continue to grow in faith and in the understanding of God’s love.
God of Grace, we often continue to choose ignorance instead of accepting Your love. We don’t want to hear Your calls to reach beyond ourselves when we try to serve You. We would rather keep our eyes closed to the breadth and depth of Your love, so we won’t have to try and emulate that love for others. Forgive us, and help us open our eyes and ears to the work of Your Spirit within us.