Soul Snack 112 ... Water Walking
'Lord if it's you ... tell me to come to you. 'Come,' Jesus said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, 'Lord save me! Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him.' Mt 14:28-31a
Jesus bugs' (water striders) skate effortlessly across water, never breaking surface tension. Legs and wings remain as dry as the surface remains intact. Their bodies safe. They will not sink. They need no invitations nor outstretched arms.
Water pours over the gun-whales. Gale driven spray drenches every inch of clothing. Timber seams screech relentlessly. This was no night for boating. It was even far less suitable for walking on water.
Seeing His followers distress, He would never leave them unattended. No circumstances can ever place His followers out of His reach. (Even being boat-less in a storm). Nothing at all can ever hinder or prevent Jesus approaching His followers in their time of need.
Looking for re-assurance a faithful and impulsive Peter calls correctly amidst the storm to Jesus, Jesus responds by inviting Peter to do the impossible. A shadowy master invites a shaky follower to step out of the boat, now literally walking deeper into the storm.
Hearing his master's voice he responds with a wonderful faith. He now walks outside the boat to Jesus, without any visible means of support.
The impossible is available to those who rely on the eternal.
Jesus still calls His followers (especially in distressings times) to 'step out of the boat'. Jesus still calls them to walk to Him without any visible means of support. Don't worry because still His arm is outstretched to catch and rescue His faithful.