WALKING ON WATER
“The disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water. When the disciples saw him walking on the water, they were terrified. In their fear, they cried out, “It’s a ghost!”
But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here.”
Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it’s really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
“Yes, come,” Jesus said.
So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.
Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”
When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. Then the disciples worshiped him. “You really are the Son of God!” they exclaimed.”
I have always liked this story about Walking on Water. I have tried it numerous times throughout my life. I have not done it yet, but I will keep trying.
There is an old saying: “Haters will see you walk on water and say it’s because you can’t swim.” There will always be those who are critical of our faith. So be it. One way to silence this is to know how to both swim and how to walk on water. It is just more faith practice.
“You have so little faith. Why did you doubt me?” Jesus