Please revisit Matthew 14:22-33 and in summarization we find Jesus walking on water on the Galilean Sea in the middle of cat 5 hurricane and he said to his disciples who was freaking out in the boat, “Don’t be afraid.” Courageous Peter confirmed it was Jesus and then hops out of the boat, starts walking to Jesus, and then he freaks out because of the terrifying 157 mph winds! Peter takes his focus off Jesus and starts sinking. Jesus saves him and then they both walk back to the boat through the storm. Once they are back on the boat the storms finally dies down completely. Did you catch it?? The disciple thought they were doomed but it wasn’t until Jesus and Peter stepped back into that boat that they began to worship him. So many preach about Peter getting out of the boat but rarely do we hear about the saving power of both Jesus and Peter re-entering the boat. The purpose of this powerful historical illustration is not only about the storm, it’s really not about jumping out of the boat more so than it’s about who was in the boat. Jesus didn’t come to calm our storms….He came to save our souls!
If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat. If you want to live a life in Christ, you have to open the Book. Again, you seem to know exactly what I need to hear. Yours in Christ, Leah.
Amen and TGBTG!