“He Made the Disciples…Go On Ahead”
On the one hand, O God, we know that we never go anywhere that Jesus does not go with us.
But on the other hand, O God, sometimes Jesus compels us to move ahead, to take chances, and to go out in ways that stretch us and that may even seem to us to put us beyond his reach.
Give us the courage, the trust, the daring—and the memory—that we need to go wherever Jesus sends us, no matter the degree to which the going stretches and challenges us.
“Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds.” (Matthew 14:22)