Sinking down …

[Peter  said] “Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.” He said, Come ahead.” Matthew 14:28,29

imagePeter is my favorite disciple. Perhaps I wish I had the courage to seek to know Jesus better, to stand up for my beliefs, and to walk on water.

But, having all that Peter exhibits as a disciple comes with consequences. One time after a night of healing the sick, Jesus took time away from the disciples and later took a stroll on the sea to where the boat full of disciples weathered out a storm. Perhaps Peter thought Jesus was being “cool” and wanted to look like the adventuresome one. He asked Jesus  to help him walk on water.

Imagine the smug look on Peter’s face as he took a few steps on the water. But then he lost sight of faith in himself, and when he looked down, he began to sink into the cold water. Jesus said to Mr. Cool, “Faint of heart, what got into you?” (vs. 31) I’m guessing Peter learned from his lack of trust and never made the same mistakes or bad judgments twice.

Dear Lord, let me trust that you will give me enough faith to stay afloat on stormy seas. Amen.



About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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