[Unveiling His Glory]
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. ( Matthew 14:28-29 )
Peter, the disciple, believed that the words of Jesus had the power to sustain itself. In other words, when Jesus spoke, the words would be carried out to the letter. There was always a performance of the things he spoke. So to the disciple, the surest way to know if it was Jesus who was walking on the water was for the person to ask him to come (verse 28). And if he was able to go to the person then it was Jesus. He trusted the word of Jesus. This very disciple had seen for himself, Jesus speaking to a fig tree and then it withered, he spoke to the waves of the sea and it was calm. So he had every reason to believe that the words of Jesus could sustain him on the water if it was Jesus. His bold attempt out of the boat reiterates his conviction and faith in the words of Jesus. Because if it was not Jesus, he was going to drown. But to trust that the words of Jesus could keep him afloat meant he truly trusted Jesus’ words. Unfortunately, most of us seem to have come to a point where the words of people are not taken so seriously. This is probably largely to the deceptions and falsehood that has coated our everyday words. But one thing still stands out, Jesus’ words will not fail, though the heavens and the earth may pass away (Mark 13:31). Hold unto His words to you. His words give meaning and life to our existence. His words carry the power to do what it says. He is not a man to lie.
Prayer_Bead: God of creation who by the words of His mouth framed the earth and by whose words gave live to everything in it, speak a word to me in Jesus name.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.