The wind was fierce! But Peter and the other students were in the safety of the boat when Jesus comes…walking on the Water!
This is what we remember about this incident. This and the part where Peter sinks beneath the waves and Jesus saves Him.
But don’t miss this!
For a while at least, Peter walked on water too!
Why does Peter even think it’s possible?
The answer to this question is the essence of what it means to be a serious Student of Jesus. Peter actually believes he can become like his Teacher! Do what He sees Him doing.
He wants to be like his Teacher in every way – even water walking! That’s why Peter says - Lord, if it's you, tell me to come to you on the water.
Jesus must have been pleased when he saw His student step out of the boat.
Here we see into the heart of the Teacher. He has faith in His students. In fact, He believes in us more than we do in Him!
Jesus has no doubt Peter can walk on water. And for one brief and sterling moment, Peter believes it too!
Jesus is still calling us to leave the safety of the boat! Do what we see Him doing! That’s what being His student is all about…
What’s that He’s saying?
Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.