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Walking on Water

“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.  But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

In this passage, we get a glimpse of what’s possible when we set distractions aside and completely seek Jesus. Peter lost focus and needed Jesus to stretch out his hand and save him. But, he is also the only one of disciples who ever got out of the boat. When Peter completely sold out to seeking Jesus, he was able to walk on water. Walking on water with Jesus had to be one of the highlights of Peter’s life. It would have never happened if he had not responded when Jesus said, “Come.”

The other part of the story is about what Jesus does for us after he tells us to come. Jesus did not call Peter and then leave him. Jesus remained present with Peter. When Peter lost sight of the goal, Jesus picked him up and put him back on his feet. Jesus does not expect us to be perfect. He just desires for us to be obedient to Him when he says, “Come.” 

Father, help us to be obedient when you call us.

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