disciples were in a boat in the sea. They were far from land and
their boat was being tossed around by the waves because of a strong
wind. Jesus went to them, walking on the water. It was night and
when the disciples saw him they cried out in fear, saying, "It
is a spirit". For they did not recognize Him.
| Jesus spoke to them saying,
of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
responded with faith, asking Jesus if he could come to Him on
the water. Jesus replied, "Come". When Peter got out of the
ship he began to walk on the water to go to Jesus. But when Peter
saw the strong wind he became afraid and began to sink. As he
sank into the water, he cried, "Lord, save me". Immediately,
Jesus stretched out his hand to His disciple Peter and caught
him. After Jesus and Peter got into the ship, the wind stopped
and all the disciples in the ship worshipped Jesus, saying "of a
truth thou art the Son of God". (See Matthew 14:22-33).
WHAT IS FAITH?
on the water was indeed a true miracle. I never seen anyone do it,
But the Bible records it and we can trust that this miracle did happen.
story is an excellent way to share with you what faith really
is. Why did Peter
begin sinking? He sank because he became afraid. He took his eyes
off of Jesus and began looking at the dangerous circumstances
around him. This filled Peter full of fear, causing him to sink.
But when he called out to Jesus, Jesus was there to save him,
full of love and mercy.
can learn much from this story. When we take our eyes off of Christ,
we to will become fearful and this will give the devil an opportunity
to attack us.
will try anything to try to take a person's eyes off of Jesus.
But he will never succeed if we keep our eyes and our faith in
alone will save us. He
has truly promised us, that he will never leave us or forsake
POINT: As long as
we keep our eyes on Jesus
Christ we will be able to do the impossible.