But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!" ~Matthew 14:30
Have any of you seen this commercial depicted below?
If you haven't, here is the plot in a nutshell: A Vision Works customer, floating on a make-shift raft, decides he doesn't like the glasses he has chosen. Enter the Vision Works associate with a new pair, assuring him there would be no cost as he chose to exchange the glasses within the 100-day window. Before she departs, she asks, "Is there anything else I can help you with?"
To which he responds, "Like what?"
It's obvious to all watching this commercial that this man needs help. He needs saving in the worst way. Yet, he is oblivious to the offer made to him. Makes for a momentary chuckle, maybe, but the implications of refusing help when you're at the end of your rope is no laughing matter.
As Christians, we have the ultimate lifeline we can share with those who don't even realize they need saving. Jesus commanded us to go into all the world, and make disciples of the lost, the hurting souls who wander aimlessly day by day, not even aware that their greatest needs and wants can be satisfied in having a meaningful, personal relationship with the only One who saves and forgives. Are we doing that, or are we shirking our mission?
Peter had no qualms about whom he should cry out to for help when in rough waters, and he knew in whom he could put his eternal trust. We know that, too. Isn't it time to share that abundant life message with all we meet? Maybe, just maybe, that person will not say, "Like what?" but will be convinced to grab ahold of Jesus' hand and hold on tight!