In Matthew 14, the disciples were out on the water, in the middle of a dark night, when Jesus caught up to them. He didn’t have a boat. He didn’t need one. He was just walking across the water towards them.
The disciples started freaking out and screaming like a bunch of little girls! (At least, that’s how I imagine it.) But Jesus tells them “Hey, settle down. Don’t be afraid…it’s just Me.”
What’s with these guys, anyway?
They’d been with Jesus from the very beginning of His ministry. They’d already witnessed so many incredible miracles:
· Giving sight to the blind.
· Casting out demons.
· Healing incurable diseases and deformities.
· Raising people from the dead.
· Even speaking to the actual wind and waves to calm a monstrous storm that almost killed them.
Only a few hours earlier, He’d fed over five-thousand people with just a few small loaves and a couple of little fish, and still had a ton of leftovers. That’s impossible!
Jesus was living in the natural but operating in the supernatural. That’s how He rolled! So, you’d think they would know Him by now!
I love Peter, because he was the only one who wanted a piece of this action and was bold enough to speak up. He asked Jesus to call him, and Jesus said, “Sure, come on down!”
Peter wasn’t qualified to walk on water, he was just a fisherman. But God doesn’t call us based on our qualifications, our education or our pedigree. He calls us based on what He can do through us…if we’ll just have faith to step out of our boat.
God has, unequivocally, offered us our own piece of this same action. Jesus said that we’d do more things and greater things than He ever did because we’d have more time here on earth.
Jesus accomplished a lot of amazing things, and God expects nothing less from us!
We’re not called to do anything safe or easy. God is challenging us to take on big assignments that we’re not comfortable doing, and to rise above our ordinary, earthly constraints.
He wants us to come walk on the water with Him!