Matthew 14:25-31

25During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.

27But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29“Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

One response to “Matthew 14:25-31

  1. Jesus is kind in their lack of faith. They hear His voice, but Peter asks for a sign. Just as Gideon did, Peter needs a sign to bolster his faith. To his credit, he puts himself in danger to prove Christ and shows his faith in the Master. Yet he allows an outside test/influence to take his eyes from Christ and begins to sink.

    We say that we believe, and we say that we walk by faith. But we are seldom trusting enough to step from our boats (comfort zones) and walk on water by faith. We are good at getting distracted from watching Christ and good at casting stones at others. Yet we seldom have the faith to walk out what Christ asks us.

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