And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
Today’s challenge is to think about what it would have been like to walk on water because you have such strong faith. That is the part we typically think about. Now, imagine how Peter must have felt when doubt set in. It was there for all to see as he began to sink. Peter’s sinking was much like a barometer for his faith. If you had a barometer for your faith, what reading would it show forth for the world to see? Is your life and your speech that barometer?
*** If you have been following my blog, you know most of the segments are much longer. The longer blog segments will return soon. – Blessings, Jean