I’ve been thinking about Peter, out there, on the water…. in the storm. When he saw Jesus walking on the water, he asked, “If it is you, Lord, let me come out to you.”
Jesus said come, and Peter stepped out of the boat onto the the wild waves.
I think it’s about time we step out of the boat. When we step out of the boat, Jesus can show his power through us. When you ask Jesus to use you, like Peter did, Jesus will and in a big way.
I can imagine Peter out there, in the midst of the wind and water, likely a bit nervous about walking out to Jesus. He takes his eyes of Jesus, and he begins to sink. Maybe he regrets asking to come out on the water. Maybe he forgets Jesus is right there.
How many times, when we’re going about our day do we forget that Jesus is right there, and He is in control. How many times do we take our eyes off Christ and begin to sink? (I admit, I do it on a daily basis.)
One more thing. One of my devotionals mentioned Jesus could have stilled the seas from the shore, but He chose to come out on the water to his disciples. Why? He’s a personal Savior. He’s not distant. He’s right there with us all along the way.
Just something to think about!
Have a very Thoughtful Thursday!