Walk on Water
“I just want to be by myself!” You’ve said that, haven’t you? After a busy day, sometimes you need time alone. Jesus had just fed five thousand people—that’s a huge crowd—and he wanted some time alone. “Jesus quickly made his disciples get into a boat and cross to the other side ahead of him while he sent the people away. After sending the people away, he went up a mountain to pray by himself. When evening came, he was there alone” (Matthew 14:22,23).
By the time Jesus was ready to join the disciples again, there was a storm on the sea. Their boat was a couple of football fields away from the shore. That kind of stuff doesn’t stop Jesus, however.
“Between three and six o’clock in the morning, he came to them. He was walking on the sea. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified. They said, ‘It’s a ghost!’ and began to scream because they were afraid. Immediately, Jesus said, ‘Calm down! It’s me. Don’t be afraid!’ Peter answered, ‘Lord, if it is you, order me to come to you on the water.’ Jesus said, ‘Come!’ So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he noticed how strong the wind was, he became afraid and started to sink. He shouted, ‘Lord, save me!’ Immediately, Jesus reached out, caught hold of him, and said, ‘You have so little faith! Why did you doubt?’ When they got into the boat, the wind stopped blowing. The men in the boat bowed down in front of Jesus and said, ‘You are truly the Son of God’” (verses 25-33).
The Jesus you worship, who truly is the Son of God, uses his power to work in your life to help you do things you never thought you could do and to calm the storms in your life. Trust him.
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