Why This Gospel Was Written
30Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book;31but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.
A young man was the only survivor of a shipwreck. He was swept by the waves onto a rock. He lay there all night until he was spotted and rescued the next morning. He was asked, “Did you tremble while you laid on the rock during the stormy night?” The young man answered, “I trembled all night… but the rock on which I laid never did.”
One thing that is desired by each and every one of us is security. All of us want to be able to cling to a rock that is stable and firm when the storms come. Where is your rock? In What or in Whom do you place your trust? What is the source of your security? True security cannot be found in men, power or money. True security can only be found in the Lord. The Psalmist wrote with confidence, “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken” (Psalm 62:1,2). Security is found in God alone! The key is a right relationship with Him that provides peace, courage and strength when the storms come. True security is found in hearing and obeying the Lord’s commands. ”Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it” (Matthew 7:24-27).