"He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came toward Jesus." (Matthew 14:29)
I live "up north," and have lived even further "up north," so there are definite times during the year when we can walk on water because all of the water is frozen. It is so frozen, in fact, that whole communities form out on the ice as people are ice fishing. People are even 'driving' on the ice. The rest of the year, however, is just like what the Disciples were encountering -- "just" a lake and fishing.
Jesus has sent the Disciples "ahead to the other side" (vs. 22) so Jesus can have some time "up the mountain by himself." (vs. 23) Jesus joins the Disciples "early in the morning, walking toward them on the sea." (vs. 25) In the middle of a storm, in the middle of a lake, in the middle of the night the Disciples were "terrified" - wouldn't any of us be? Jesus immediately calms them down and then tells Peter to 'come.' Peter gets out of the boat and is walking on the water (vs. 29). He is doing what Jesus asks him to do, heading toward Jesus, before we are told he "noticed the strong wind" (vs. 30) and starts to sink.
As Caregivers aren't we doing what Jesus has asked? Following where God is leading? And, in many ways, don't we feel like we are in the middle of a lake, in the middle of the storm? Are we beginning to "notice the wind"? We need to keep our focus on Jesus. We need to remember "Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him." (vs. 31 We need to remember Jesus was right beside Peter AND IS right beside us.
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