The chaos of water is subject to the command of God. It must obey the limits assigned to it by its Creator. Thus, it was in the beginning when God rolled back the seas and the dry land appeared (Gen. 1:9-10). Again, water bowed to the rainbow covenant of God when the ark finally rested on the mountaintop.
The Chosen People later walked through the Red Sea on dry ground. Jesus shares power over water with the first of his friends: Peter walks upon the impossible—water … but only for a while.
What is missing is consistent and not merely impulsive faith. A block of fear comes between the eyes of Peter and those of Jesus, when Peter looks down and sees water below his feet. Peter’s dread is similar to that which will take hold of him when the servant girl in the courtyard outside of Jesus’ trial will shake Peter’s heart into denying that he ever knew Jesus.
What has you turn your eyes away from Jesus and sink? Cast your cares and your self into the sea of faith. Jesus takes hold of your hand.
What are these?
Up the mount to pray with You v. 23
“It is I: be not afraid.” v. 27
Walking on waters with You v. 30
Lord, You are the Son of God. v. 33
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