20 Jul 2019
Walk On Water
Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.” (Matthew 14:28 – NLT)
This story is one of my favorites on a lesson in faith. Here we see all Jesus’ disciples huddled on a boat in the middle of a wind-storm and Jesus is walking on the water towards them. Peter was the only one who sought an invitation to join Jesus on the water. Jesus bid him “come” and we see this disciple stepping off the boat and making a few steps before he was overwhelmed by fear and started to sink.
In this scenario, we see three levels of faith:
- Jesus Faith: He was walking on water.
- Little Faith: Peter had a moment of clarity that caused him to do the same.
- No Faith: None of the other disciples stepped off the boat.
Knowing human nature, it can be assumed that those on the boat were probably very judgmental of Peter’s attempt to be like Jesus. They may have even laughed at the calamity that befell him when he began to sink. But isn’t that a picture-perfect example of most Christians these days? We fear to venture out into the unknown, and we are hard on those who try. When it comes to practicing faith, which category do we really want to be in?
Father, the body of water is a scary thought because it is unpredictable and it has no end. Fear would try to stop me from taking that step, but You are moved by faith and I believe You will honor every attempt that I make to be more like Jesus. So, today, as I begin this journey, I make a leap of faith, in Jesus Name. Amen.