Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.
26 When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified.
In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”
27 But Jesus spoke to them at once.
“Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here![c]”
28 Then Peter called to him,
“Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
29 “Yes, come,” Jesus said.
So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus.
30 But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink.
“Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
31 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him.
“You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”
32 When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped.
33 Then the disciples worshiped him.
“You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.
This picture was taken a few days ago while we were on vacation at Lake Weiss. It was not photo shopped. Under the kid’s feet was a sand bar that stretched for a hundred feet or more which gave the illusion that they were walking on water. The vastness of the water around them and the shadows from the clouds above creates such an incredible image and reminded me of the story of Peter and Jesus’s call to come and walk on the water.
I’ve been feeling God call me lately, asking me to step out. The question is, do I trust Him? Peter thought he did, but He lost his faith in Jesus’s ability as soon as he stepped out. So I question myself.
I haven’t stepped out yet but when and if I do, will I sink or will I run after Him?
I’d like to think I would run but what if I don’t?
What if I sink?
Do I doubt His call?
Can’t I just jump in with my Super Girl swimmies on just in case? That would be great if I could, because then I would at least know I could stay afloat until I made it to shore after I failed. It would just look like I planned to jump in the water.
But is that trust? I don’t want to hear His say to me, “You have so little faith. Why did you doubt me?”
John Wimber said faith is spelled R-I-S-K.
Jesus would spell it S-T-E-P-O-U-T…..
God’s Groovy Girl