There have been numerous times in the past few days I've been hit with would I get out of the boat. When most of us hear the story of Jesus walking on water we think of Peter taking his eyes off of Jesus and and starts to sink. So the moral of the story is Keep Your Eyes To The Lord.
I've been thinking about getting out of the boat. I've been thinking about what it took from deep inside for Peter to get out of the boat. I'm sure he knew the danger of the water and there were many death from drownings. They didn't have the big boats we do today. I sure many times the whole boat sunk and many lives were lost. So just try to imagine the courage it took for Peter to even think he could walk on the water like Jesus. When he stepped out did he slowly put one foot down or just get up and step out like it was land?
Now to look at our lives today. We see Jesus calling us to an area that is filled with danger and even death. How readily are we to step out of the boat. Would we even be brave enough to ask Jesus to tell us to come. Do we go slowly or step right out?
During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It's a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: "Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid." "Lord, if it's you," Peter replied, "tell me to come to you on the water. 'Come, he said. Come," he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. "You of little faith," he said, "why did you doubt?"