"Come," [Jesus] 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!"
Matthew 14:29, 30
Well, we all know what happened when Peter tried to walk on the water, he sunk. He got scared, the wind was coming toward him and he became afraid. What’s so interesting is the Bible specifically says he saw the wind. Usually, wind isn’t seeable, we see the effects of the wind (John 3:8). If the wind was coming at Peter with such force it’s likely the waves would look like hills, we know from earlier in the passage the waves were buffeting the boat. So Peter, being bold, got out of the boat during a storm! At first, he did not look at circumstances, he looked at Jesus. However, what is so incredible is that Jesus was walking on that same wave infested lake. We could speculate that where Jesus walked was calm, once he was in the boat with the disciples the wind died down. Whatever the case, whether walking through the waves or calm, Jesus still called Peter to come while the wind and waves were present. Right now we have the wind and the waves of infection. We can't see this virus, but we can see the effects of it. Even still, now just as then, Jesus is asking us to walk toward him in spite of the conditions around us. Don’t give into the fear that you will sink during this time. We can walk on the waves of this virus and flatten the curve with the authority of the one and only savior: Jesus. Let us call on him just as Peter did.
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