God of the surface, God of the deep
by Matheus Yuhlung
Jesus’ walking on water, honestly, does not surprise me much. He is God, if He couldn’t walk on water, who could? But with Peter’s, I was most amazed. It swelled my heart with both thankfulness and hope. Peter probably was and is the only mortal who had walked on water, and that too, was not by his own accord but through the grace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Some were terrified, some were troubled, some said it’s a ghost, but Peter, when he spoke, he said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto the upon the waters.[i] How commendable is that faith? And, so is also the faiths of you, who have responded to the first call of the gospel and had taken your first steps towards Christ; your faith too is commendable, know that you’ve already started walking on water.
But it does not end here. Our God is not just the God of surface; He is also the God of the deep. We’re sure to falter some day, as long as we’re still living in this mortal form, but even in those times, when you think you’re sinking, be quick to cry Lord, save me[ii] His grace would have already been there. to rescue you, even before you start to drown.
[i] Matthew 14:28 (ASV)
[ii] Matthew 14:30 (ASV)
Bible Reading: Matthew 14:22-33
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