I gave my six year old son, Reuben a pen and a paper and asked him to draw something that came to his mind. He drew two pictures, one of which was Jesus on the Cross and the other one was a picture of Peter, the disciple of Jesus Christ, walking on water. A well-known one-liner that is often seen on Christian T-Shirts is “My lifeguard walks on water” referring to this account of Peter walking on water, when he had his eyes fixed on Jesus.
A lifeguard is one who is responsible to ensure the safety of others from drowning. A lifeguard is vigilant often spotting and sensing terminal danger. A person who is drowning is responded to, the moment he makes eye contact with the lifeguard, especially when he is in the need of being saved. Jesus is The Lifeguard.
Jesus is vigilant and always watching, never sleeping nor slumbering, always sensing and spotting any danger to our soul and life (Psalm 121:3-5,7-8). We can lift up our eyes to Jesus Christ, the Lord and Lifeguard, from whom comes our help (Psalm 121:1). The Bible teaches us that we do not need to worry about anything, but instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all he has done. Then we will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything that we can understand and His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. In other words, when you feel you are drowning in life situations, don’t worry – for Jesus The Lifeguard walks on water.
Points to ponder:
Do you have the peace of God guarding your heart and mind? Don’t worry about anything but in and for everything pray and give thanks, after fixing your eyes on Jesus The Lifeguard, looking unto Him, the author and finisher of our faith, whose peace passeth all understanding. When Jesus The Lifeguard is holding on to you and me, we cannot drown in life’s situation, no matter how stormy the wind or high the waves.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Psalm 121:1-8 (NLT)
1 I look up to the mountains — does my help come from there?
2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!
3 He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.
4 Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.
5 The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
6 The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon at night.
7 The Lord keeps you from all harm and watches over your life.
8 The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and go, both now and forever.