Wednesday, September 11, 2013

walking on water

I was reading Mark 6 today where Jesus is walking on water.  In a storm.

It's the second time that he's with the disciples in a storm.  The first time he's in the boat with them.  The storm comes.  They freak out.  He calms the storm and tells them they have little faith.

This time he is walking by them in the storm and they freak out and call him into the boat with them and he tells them not to be afraid. And the storm calms down.

And then in Matthew a different part of the story comes out.  Peter walks on the water with Jesus.  Until he doubts and sinks. 

Jesus was really intentional about sending them ahead in a boat into a storm.  By themselves.  There are the obvious correlations about storms and Jesus and faith.  And here they are in the same situation again.  Christ gives them a new opportunity.

I wonder what would have happened if all the disciples had followed Peter as he followed Christ into the water.  What if they had walked across the lake together? 

How many times do I put God into my box?  Or my boat?  Instead of going where he is, I ask him to come to me.  He is so kind and he does, but I want to find the adventures He has waiting for me when I go his way instead of mine. 

No comments:

Blog Archive