Ok, so it’s pretty exciting to get to the official halfway point of the first book (which happens to be the second longest in the New Testament–Luke is the longest).
Anyway, this section of Jesus walking on the water is very familiar and yet has some unusual things. Jesus sent them to the other side and to meet up with them, he just walks on water. Ok, that works.
Then Peter says, “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” What a question! Was it faith or impulsiveness? And what if it hadn’t been the Lord?
And then Peter begins to sink and Jesus saves him. Jesus’ first words to him are, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” Wow! Peter was walking on water of all things! Jesus asks him why he doubted, as if this was just an everyday kind of occurrence. It makes me wonder how much more we could do if we didn’t doubt and had great faith.
Interesting to say the least.
Memorized: Matthew 14:22-36 (Feb 5)