This really happened. And you have to give credit where credit is due, Peter looked beyond what he could see and asked Jesus to call him so that he could walk on the water too. Pretty gutsy if you ask me. We are so used to our physical limitations but Peter actually saw beyond that. If Jesus said he could, he knew he could walk on the water too. And he did, for a short while, but then the reality of the physical waves got to him and he started to sink into the water. I take heart in seeing that immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him and the two of them climbed into the boat.
I had a hard time getting to sleep last night and I usually sleep like a baby. I kept seeing the waves that are coming, higher and higher. There were a few short bullets sent up in prayer and I eventually fell asleep. It bothers me that I allow fear of the unknown to disrupt the peace that I normally have with regard to the turmoil that is going on in the world. This is different, I’ve never gone through one of these before. Not only is this different, it is also big, life altering. I’m not talking about the inconveniences, I’m looking at the repercussions that we haven’t even experienced yet. The waves are going to get bigger.
Is this a precursor to what is to come? Quite possibly. Is it a warning from God? That’s also quite possible too. I dislike false speculation because you can take just about anything and turn it into what ever you want but there is no denying that we all are about to embark in something that none of us have ever experienced before.
This morning, in prayer, I apologized to God and confessed my lack of faith. I know that Jesus understands. He reminded me of Peter and the waves. He reminded me of the time that He spent in the Garden of Gethsemane prior to His crucification. Jesus knows exactly how we feel. He knows the limitations of the flesh. He also knows the reality of Himself.
Yesterday I saw how some of the beaches in Florida were still filled with crowds of people in spite of the warnings to avoid crowds. Young teens were interviewed and they said that they weren’t going to allow the coronavirus to disrupt their vacation and besides, they were’t actually touching one another. Accurate information on how one can get the virus and reality obviously hasn’t set in yet.
I know that as Christians we are not supposed to fear what takes place in the world. Jesus specifically told us this as recorded in John 16:33 NASB
Notice where our peace is, “in Me”.
My Prayer: Lord, forgive us when we focus our attention on the waves. Forgive us for our lack of faith in you. Grant us grace to keep our hearts, eyes and minds on you and our hand in yours. Fill us with your Holy Spirit and grant us grace to hear His leading and to obey it, so that we, through You, might be instruments of your love and mercy and bring glory to your Holy name.
I ask this Father in the name of Your Son Jesus