Friday, August 14 2009
When Peter got out of the boat I wonder if he had any idea what he was really doing when he was walking towards Jesus. The very sight of someone walking on the water had to blow his mind. We know he was impulsive, i.e. used the sword to cut off the guys ear when they came for Jesus, told Jesus he was the Son of God and later he shouldn't go to die. Do you think maybe he got in over his head literally and figuratively before he knew what he was doing? As long as he fixed his eyes on Jesus he was one of only two people we know of that ever walked on water. When he took his eyes off he went under. Even though he went down Jesus didn't let him drown. When we take our eyes off Jesus we too will go down under the cares of life and the pressures and stress of just trying to make it day by day, but if we look up He is there and He cares. And even if we don't have the strength to look up He won't let us drown.