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HIn Matthew 14: 29-30, it says, “So [Jesus] said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid; and began to sink .  .  .”

Usually when we talk about walking on water, we’re referring to Jesus.  If you’re perfect, like Jesus, you can walk on water.  LOL.  We just don’t quite measure up.  But here’s ole Peter, throwing one leg over the side, then the other, and sliding down till his feet touched the water, then turning and walking away toward Jesus.  Just a regular human, like you and me.  Maybe the only difference was Peter was seeing Jesus do it, so he actually believed that under the spell of Jesus’ power, even he might be able to do some miraculous thing like walk on the water.

And he was doing it too, till he felt the wind and got scared, and started to sink.  When he was focused on Jesus, he was all OK, but when he started to think, he began to sink.  Just like us.  When we’re all involved in thinking about what Jesus can do, and about all the good things, the miraculous things, Jesus has done for us, we’re not only happy, we are actually able to do and say miraculous things for God, for others and even for ourselves; as long as we’re keeping our eyes and our hearts focused on Jesus.  Those are the truly memorable events of our lives; when we know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God was moving in the world, and He was using us to do it.  WOW! Praise the Lord!

‘Course we’re just like Peter.  We feel the wind, and hear the roar of the sea, and we look down, and we begin to sink, just like Peter.  But don’t forget—Jesus is there with His hand out, reaching down to pick us up, every time.  So every time, all we have to do, is focus on Jesus, and He will carry us through, and just like Peter, we really can walk on water.

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