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Letter Forty Four

Imagine you were one of the women followers of Jesus during his three-year ministry on earth. What would it be like as you heard his teachings, walked by his side, and watched his ministry?

Dear sister,

Recently I have been telling myself to “expect the unexpected.” Some say it is good to not have expectations. It is true that this can prevent disappointments. But with Jesus, I am finding that he is constantly doing things above and beyond my expectations. I wonder if our great prophet Moses came to expect the unexpected.

So many times, God provided for our people in ways we never would think was possible.

Now I am living in a time when God has sent his Son who is daily surprising me.

Last week, Jesus told his twelve disciples to take a boat across the sea and he would come later after his prayer time on the mountain. Much to their surprise, while they were three miles out in rough waters in the dark, Jesus walked by their boat.

Yes, WALKED on the water by their boat.

Peter told me they all screamed thinking it was a ghost. When Jesus told them to take courage for it was only him, Peter asked Jesus to call him onto the water. He started with great faith and began to walk on the water! But when he heard the howling wind, he panicked, lost faith, and began to sink! Jesus reached out to him and walked him back to the boat. Even though I know Jesus is the Son of Man and God, and he is our Creator God, I was shocked when they told me he was walking on water. What will he do next?

Sister, pray for me that my faith will grow strong . . . that I will expect the unexpected when I pray. I want to have the faith of Jesus’ mother who when told she would give birth to the Son of God,

she trusted that nothing is impossible for God.

I want to have faith during the storms of life to walk on water if this is God’s will.

Expecting the unexpected,

your Big Sister

Today’s Bible Reading: Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-53; John 6:16-21; Luke 1:26-38.

Today’s Application: Whatever you are going through, remember that nothing is impossible for God. He desires us to pray in faith and expect Him to do the unexpected!

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