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Walking on the Water

Hi everyone,

I comment about Matthew 14:22-33 – Walking on the Water:

Matthew 14:22-33 New International Version (NIV)

Jesus Walks on the Water

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. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.

25 Shortly before dawn 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. Don’t be afraid.”

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. 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.”

34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

 

1. Jesus is God.

When the disciples see Jesus walking on the lake, Peter says: “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.”

Peter asks Jesus an impossible thing with normal human — this is Walking on the water.

But, “what is impossible with man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27).

Jesus only says one word: “Come” and Peter walks on the water.

Jesus shows himself as God to the disciples.

2. Focus only on Jesus.

Then Peter gets down out of the boat, walks on the water and comes toward Jesus. But when he sees the wind and the waves, he is afraid and, beginning to sink, cries out, “Lord, save me!”

At first, Peter only focuses on Jesus, so he can walk on the water. Then, when Peter sees the wind and the waves, he loses the focus on Jesus, instead he only focuses on the wind and the waves, so he starts to sink.

When Peter loses the focus on Jesus, he is afraid, he is not still, and he forgets he is the fisherman (meaning, he knows how to swim, he will not sink).

So, focus only on Jesus. And when focusing on Jesus, we can do impossible things.

Thank you.

In Christ.

7 cảm nghĩ về “Walking on the Water”

  1. Hi sister,

    The day before yesterday, I saw a picture in instargram.
    It is like this picture: (I don’t find that picture, so I post this picture ^^)

    And there is a caption in that picture: “You only need to follow Jesus”

    Thank sister.

    E. Phương

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  2. Thank you, Thu Huong,
    Your comment reminded me to keep focus on Jesus. I feel that whenever I keep focus on Jesus, I am still and my heart is full of peace. Whenever I lose focus on Jesus, I am afraid, worry and upset….
    God be with us🙂

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