Lessons in Transition
“Come and join me,” Jesus replied. So, Peter stepped out onto the water and began to walk toward Jesus. 30 But when he realized how high the waves were, he became frightened and started to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he cried out. Matthew 14:29-30 (TPT)
It was 4 o’clock, on a stormy morning, as Jesus approached His disciples on the Sea of Galilee. When they saw Him walking on the waves, they screamed in terror, ″It’s a ghost!” Jesus said to them, ″Be brave and don’t be afraid. I am here!” The Lord of heaven and earth is here, and whatever you need, He can supply.
Jesus sent the disciples into a storm to perfect their faith. He wanted them to know who He was. Yes, He was a human being, but he was and is the Christ the Son of the living God. God told Moses to tell His people, “‘I am’ has sent me to you.” Jesus is God, and His name is the same. The accurate translation of the Hebrew words “I AM THAT I AM “is I will be what I will be” or “I will become whatsoever I may become.” Jesus became what the disciples needed Him to become and, in this case, their comfort and savior.
Peter had enough faith to step out of the boat and join Jesus on the waves. We, too, may begin our tests of faith with confidence, but when what we see and hear overwhelms us, we may start to sink like Peter. When doubt begins to win, call on the name of Jesus. The Lord will save you. Don’t give up but look up, for His hand is reaching out to you.