Forest Hills Baptist Church

A Terrifying Love - Audio



The wind was getting stronger and the waves were getting bigger. The disciples were straining at the oars when they see something even more terrifying than the growing storm. They see Jesus walking toward them ON the water! His intent, of course, is not to frighten but to rescue. Jesus climbs in the boat and the wind immediately dies down. His terrifying appearance was actually an act of love. God’s love can sometimes be a terrifying thing. It breaks into our lives in unanticipated and unexpected ways. It shatters our assumptions and threatens our worldview. It often stirs things up before it calms things down. But just like the disciples, we are in desperate need of it.