Jesus Walks on Water – MATT 14:22-33

We went to church last Sunday, a very hot Sunday I must say. On the first part of the Mass we are slightly unattended on the activities in the church because we are fixing things for my daughter. Then on the start of the GOSPEL my ears is on what the priest is saying. This is the Gospel last Sunday from MATT 14:22-33.

After feeding the five thousand, Jesus sends his disciples ahead of him in a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. Several hours later in the night, the disciples encounter a storm. Jesus comes to them, walking on the water. This terrifies the disciples and they think they are seeing a ghost. Jesus tells them in verse 27, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

Peter replies, “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” So Jesus invites Peter to come. Peter gets out of the boat and begins walking on the water toward Jesus. But when Peter takes his eyes off Jesus and sees the wind and waves, he begins to sink. Peter cries out to the Lord and Jesus immediately reaches out his hand and catches Peter. As they climb into the boat together, the storm ceases. Then the disciples worship Jesus, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
This is the Gospel, last Sunday which focuses on your faith, in your trust in God. Why Peter sink on the water? it is his faith to God, on the beginning Peter walked on the water but when Peter lost his focus to Jesus, he begin to sank. This is always what happened to us, as a Christian Family, faith has a large effect on our daily lives. God always find a way whenever we have lost our contact to him. There is somebody that we meet or there is something that will happen, then that situation will become a realization to us that we are lacking of time with Jesus.
Yes, it is wrong that, just when there is something that will come up, then that is the only time we will take action. It must be a constant connection to God everyday, put God first in everything that you will do. Right now, we are in the process of “bridging the gaps” and continuing to do what is right and accepted to the eyes of Jesus. We are keeping our faith and trust to our Creator. God Bless All!

2 thoughts on “Jesus Walks on Water – MATT 14:22-33

  1. It is easy to criticize Peter for losing his faith, and sinking. It would be easy to point out how Peter took his eyes off Jesus, and that it is why he sank. But remember this: Peter is the only one who got out of the boat.

  2. I think Clark makes a good point. Peter was the only one we know of that wanted to get out of the boat and walk to Jesus. He should get credit for this. I think he should also get credit for following Jesus after he was betrayed in the garden. At least he followed Jesus as closely as he could that scary night to see what was happening to his Master. None of the others are mentioned as following that night. But back to this stormy night.

    I’ve been around boats and if you are getting in or out of a boat you want the boat to be still and the water as calm as possible so you make the transfer. In this case Peter is getting out of the boat while it is pitching up and down, the waves are hight and there is wind and rain to contend with. You normally would not get out of a boat, your only haven in a situation like this. It would have been very easy to be hesitant even if the thought dared to cross you mind about getting out of that boat. Maybe you would dive out of the boat if a friend was drowning but to do it under any other circumstances is daring and does show faith on Peter’s part. I can think of a few stormy situations I have had with things happening around me. It is difficult to focus on Jesus and to remember other times he has delivered me out of tough situations. Remembering the times when Jesus has been there for you is important during the storms of life when we are more likely to be afraid. It seems like being consistent with prayer, worhsip and bible study will help keep anyone more prepared for when these storms of life occur. Peters example a positive one. He puts his trust in Jesus and gets out of the boat and walks the walk of faith.

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