Walk On Water is a painting I did one morning at church. I visualized a footprint on water which I thought was interesting since that is an impossible thing. There are footprints on sand, mud, and even grass, but not on water. The footprint is a symbol of Peter’s walk of faith when he first took a step onto the sea towards Jesus.
“Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.” (Matthew 14:29)
Walking on water is an impossible feat but through faith in God anything is possible. Peter understood this, especially when Jesus said, “All things are possible with God” (Mark 10:27). Peter trusted in Jesus and took a step of faith. However, quickly, he doubted and became afraid.
“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?’ And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.'” (Matthew 14:29-32)
Many times we become afraid and have doubts even when we are walking by faith with God on the water. We take our eyes off Jesus and begin to sink because the waves-caused by the wind-distract us. Hardships, sickness, sin, disappointments, failures and even death crash all around scaring us. However, Jesus is in control and with us in the midst of storms. He is the one that reaches out and catches us, keeping us from falling.
“I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)
All we need is faith as small as a seed and we can have the authority to see victory and to see miracles. We too can do impossible things because according to Jesus, “Everything is possible for him who believes” (Mark 9:23).
No matter what we go through, we are not alone. Jesus is with us and He is the one we long to please and serve. Let’s believe and take a step of faith. Let’s walk on water!