The Space “Between”

by Kevin Litchfield

I was reminded this week of a quote by Jim Branch that has really encouraged and challenged me over the last few years. He talks about the time JESUS walked on the water and invited Peter to come and join Him. Jim says:

“There has been one particular aspect of this story that has been a wonderful source of reflection for me lately. It involves the sacred space that JESUS invites Simon Peter to step out into. It is the space “between”… Between the boat and JESUS… Between letting go and being taken hold of… Between the old and familiar and the new and the unknown… Between control and agenda and dependence and detachment.

It is a space that is both completely terrifying and unbelievably exciting. It is the space before your answer has come or your problem has been fixed. It is the space where you must trust God alone for your life. It is the space of genuine transformation.”

If you find yourself today in the in-between space, try to keep your eyes on Jesus not on the impossibility and frustration of your current life situation.

“I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken” (Psalm 16:8).

“Look to Jesus, the author and perfecter of your faith” (Hebrews 12:2).

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