If you do not know, I am an avid movie watcher. I like movies so much that I often get lost in the story and imagination of the characters of the big screen. It is in these stories that I can forget about the troubles and worries of the day. I can immerse myself in the lead role and think about how I would handle myself or how I would save the day…
There is a story that I can see through a passage of Scripture that I keep coming back to throughout my days here on earth. A story so relatable to not only my life but yours as well. There is a part of us all that longs to be a part of a story much larger than our earthly sight. Oh how we long for things much greater than ourselves even if we can’t describe it.
And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:28-31
This passage is actually in the middle of a larger scene but captures a thickening plot that the disciples find themselves in. You see, like Peter, there are times that we jump in heart first into that which Jesus is calling us to out on the water. And almost instantly at the moment of walking on water with Jesus it seems that Peter let everything around get the most of him.
You and I are not much different than Peter. We may have never walked on water but we have wondered what life would be like if we allowed ourselves to live unhindered by the things of this world. Unhindered by reputation, lifestyle, and the like to live with a zeal unlike any on this earth.
Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him..
Can you imagine the scene of raging wind and sea surrounding Peter and in a cry of desperation calls out to Jesus for safety? Guess what? The climax isn’t in the outstretched hand, no, it is in the next verse.
And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. Matthew 14:32
You see, it isn’t until Jesus walks with Peter, on the water, back to the boat until the wind ceased. Jesus walks with us through whatever storm we find ourselves in. Where ever you are today may this find you not only calling out to Jesus but daring to live the life that he has called you to. A life where walking with the Savior is commonplace over the things of this world.