Recently I have found myself captured by a gospel passage that has come to life for me… again. It is the coming of Jesus to the disciples on the sea (Matthew 14:22-33).
It is a truly incredible story—one that has spoken to me often through the years in a multitude of ways. But there has been one particular aspect of this story that has been a wonderful source of reflection for me lately. It involves that sacred space that Jesus invites 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 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 the heart of God alone for your life.
It is the space of genuine transformation.
It is not a movement from nothing to something. It is always a movement from something to something more. – Henri J. M. Nouwen
I want more.
I’m stepping out into the space between.
What have you found in the space between?