Pastor Melissa Scott also wonders how Jesus walked on the water! We have mastered aerodynamics, flying. We’ve mastered some of the laws and theories of gravity, of splitting atoms. One thing we haven’t mastered yet is walking on water. Think about that for a minute! It’s still a great miracle to me. We encounter Jesus raising the dead, healing the sick. Blind eyes are opened. People who don’t have are provided for. That’s my Jesus! That’s the Jesus you can serve and love and worship, not some fictitious idea of what you think He should be. And when you really begin to get to know God, you realize how much you don’t know Him. The more you study His Word, the more you pray, the more you ask, the more you seek, you suddenly find out maybe you don’t know this God too much. Maybe you’ve boxed Him in for many years. I did; I boxed Him in thinking, “He can’t, He couldn’t, He won’t.” He does and He did! I’m living proof of it, trust me!

So, I want to just cover a few of the things that are accomplished by His shed blood and the Cross. And I’ll just tell you them briefly. In the book of Ephesians, it says, “Ye who were sometimes far off are now made nigh by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13) You were made close, you are drawn near by His blood, those that were far off. Now, please, don’t lie! How many people here, and I’m going to raise my hand first, how many were far off at some point in your life? That’s almost all of us. Thank God for the blood. “We have peace through the blood of His Cross” (Colossians 1:20). Ephesians talks about that blood and its redemptive power. In Romans, it declares that we’re spared from wrath because of our faith in Christ. Everything that is needed is provided through the blood, through the Cross, through His death, and through His Resurrection: every single thing. In Colossians, our sins are forgiven, a myriad number. In fact, I almost was tempted to go through the books and show you in each book how it displays some facet and some nature of Christ in forgiveness, in mercy, in compassion.

Now, if you have to go look elsewhere, I feel sorry for you. If you’ve got to go find something else to worship, I feel very sorry for you because all of our needs – when we are lonely we have a Comforter; when we are depressed He is our Uplifter; when we cannot see a way He makes a way; and  hen we don’t have He does provide – are met in Him. So, I’m just going to leave it at that. I don’t think I could say it any better. Grow in His Word!