""Come," he 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!"" (Matthew 14:29--30)
When you go for a walk what is your focus on? How many steps your taking? What the path you are on looks like? The scenery around you? I have been asked what I see when I'm walking...I tell people the path in front of me. If you want me to look at something I come to a complete stop and look at what you are wanting me to see. Why? Because if I take my eyes off of where I am putting my feet I will find the crack in the sidewalk, the stick on the path, the stone or whatever there is to trip me or cause me to lose my balance.
The readings today are about how we are walking. Romans is talking about how we are living our faith - talking about how we have felt God with us. (Romans 10:14) The Gospel, especially, is pointing out "walking (living) our faith." We know the story. We have thought about Peter saying something before he thinks about what he is saying. He says he will come when Jesus calls. He gets out of the boat. He "walked on the water." (v. 29) He was doing just fine until he took his eyes - his focus - off of Jesus. "When he saw the wind" (probably the waves) he started to sink. (v. 30) Another point to this is that "immediately" Jesus reached out his hand and saved him. (v. 31)
So....Are you following where God is calling you to go? What is your focus on? Something to be thinking about........
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.