Walking on Water (Through the Gospels)

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And Peter answered him, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.' He said, 'Come.' ^Matthew 14:28-29

While Peter literally walked on water, this passage is not about Christians trying to walk on water. There is a more significant truth that this passage is trying to teach us.

Many people think Peter walked on water because he wanted to walk on water. No. Peter walked on water because he wanted to walk with Jesus.

What makes this passage beautiful is not Peter’s ability to walk on water, but Peter’s desire to walk with Jesus regardless of the circumstance. It is clear to Peter and every other disciple on the boat, that it is impossible for anyone to walk on water. However, walking with Jesus is always possible. No matter where I’m at, no matter what I’m going through; Jesus is always available. 

Thus, Peter asks, "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you" (v. 28). And Jesus response? “Come.” The invitation from Jesus to Peter 'come' is what made this even possible. Without the invitation to come, Peter could have tried, but he would have failed.

Jesus looks to you and me today and says the same thing; come. No matter where you are and no matter what you are going through, “come and walk with me.” I encourage you today to make every effort to walk with Jesus no matter where you are. 

William ChungComment