I like to talk about my favorite worship songs for a few different reasons. I love worship music. You can listen to it while you drive, work, or clean the house and still get a blessing. And I love music in general. The other reason I like to talk about it is because I feel like talking about a song makes people want to quickly go listen to that song, and hopefully they can receive the same blessing I did.
The worship song I wanted to talk about today is Oceans. This is one of my absolute favorite songs. This song refers to the story in Matthew 14 of how Peter stepped out on the water to walk with Jesus. He lost faith for a moment and began to sink, and he had to call upon Jesus to rescue him. There are two different things going on in this story. 1. Peter had enough faith to get out of the boat. 2. Peter called on Jesus in distress.
I want to have the faith to do both! I want to have enough faith to step out for Jesus. I’m sure the other disciples thought Peter was crazy. I’m sure they tried to talk him out of it. I’m sure they thought he was immediately going to drown, but he didn’t. He didn’t care what anyone else though, he just wanted to be with Jesus. I want to be with Jesus. I want to be bold and courageous. The song says “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters. Wherever You would call me” and that is the trust I want to have.
On the other hand, Peter looked down and lost his faith. We all lose sight of Jesus sometimes. Its part of being human. You know what the great thing is? All we have to do is call on His name. Its that easy. Peter lost his faith, but he still knew he had to call on Jesus to save him. He couldn’t save himself.
“Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now”
If you haven’t listened to this song, you can listen to it HERE.
I hope you receive the encouragement that I do every time I hear this song. I hope you take the time to think about the words being sung and let it speak to your heart. I love you all!