Most of you have heard the joke about two pastors that were old fishing buddies.
As new pastors would come to town, they would occasionally ask a one to come with them so they might learn more about them.
It seems they always forgot some supplies from the shore. One of the pastors who were friends would walk on the water and go get the supplies.
Then after both of those pastors had brought supplies back to the boat, the new pastor would summon up his courage and go for a walk on the water.
Down into the water they went, they would always fail.
Then the two pastor buddies would laugh and say, do you suppose we should show him where the rocks are?
You see, they were not really walking on water, it just appeared so.
I invite you to read the following verses.
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.
23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone,
24 but the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 During the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I.
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Jesus wasn’t walking on the water where strategic rocks were placed.
He was really walking on water, it is something He could do being God.
Peter, too walked on water until he took his eyes off of Jesus.
Another thing I think of as I read this passage; at the moment Peter says save me, the Lord Jesus reaches out and grabs a hold of Peter and saves him.
This reminds me of scripture. Romans 10:13
13 for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Well, have a great day everyone.
I don’t suppose you or I will walk on water, but we may be surprised at what Christ will do with His brothers and sisters.