Peter Walks on Water (Matthew 14:22-31) Commentary


Jesus shows us by his example that time spent alone with God is invaluable. The troubles of world surround us, beating against like waves. At times we feel we are fighting against the wind. Yet Christ overcame the world.  Jesus walked on water,  just before dawn, as the true light.. The manner in which Jesus approaches us may surprise, even frighten us. It is overwhelming to witness Christ at work.  Such was the case of the disciples, but he quickly assures them.  Peter wanted to go to Jesus.  Lord, if it’s you,  if this is your way, Lord  tell me to come to you on the water. Tell me to follow you. By your power, let me glorify you, and walk in your way. Jesus will not deny us this request. Peter walked on water toward Jesus. The moment Peter fell, is the moment he took his focus off Christ. We can walk through all of our troubles by the power of Christ, We can be forgiven, by the power of Christ. We can have eternal life, through the power of Christ.  If we take our eyes off of Jesus, we find ourselves sinking in anxieties, sinking in guilt and sin, and doubting our salvation. If we cry to Jesus to save us, he will reach out his hand and catch us, and ask us as he did Peter, why we doubted.

 

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