Ann Farabee: Catch me
The disciples encountered a storm in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves and a contrary wind. As they watched, they saw Jesus walking on the water toward them.
Peter responded with faith. He asked to walk on the water – and go to Jesus.
Jesus gave no explanation of how to walk on water.
He said just one word: Come.
But… what a powerful word it was! It required one action – a step of faith.
Peter walked – on the water.
But, he soon saw the boisterous wind.
When he saw the boisterous wind, He became afraid.
When he became afraid, he began to sink.
When he began to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me.”
What did Jesus do?
He immediately stretched forth his hand.
He caught him.
Oh, yes, Peter had faith.
But, Jesus said this: You of little faith. Why did you doubt?
Apparently, Peter had little faith, surrounded with some doubt.
When they came back onto the ship, the wind ceased.
Those who were in the ship worshipped Jesus, saying, “Truly, You are the Son of God.”
If we let this story from Matthew 14:22-33 ‘sink’ in, I am not sure we will ever be the same.
*On the sea of life, there will be storms, but Jesus will be with us.
*When He says, “Come,” we need to go.
*If we begin to sink, we can cry out, “Lord, save me.”
*He will immediately stretch forth His hand… and catch us.
*The wind will cease. We will be drawn to worship.
So, why do we have little faith?
And … why do we doubt?
Truly… He is the Son of God.