Sunday, April 23, 2017
A "walking on water" moment
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” (Matthew 14:22-33)
Everyone has their "walking on water" moment, and I'm having mine. That moment when we have to set our eyes on Christ, because if we don't, we'll sink. But we all come to a point in our lives where we must question ourselves, do I truly believe that God is God or don't I?
I do believe, but I must admit there are times I cry out, "Lord, save me!" because suffering scares me. But then I realize the only time I ever really suffer is when I doubt Him.
After my doubt passes, I too, say, "Truly, you are the Son of God."
It is why we suffer, that we may believe.