I’ve been pondering Peter as he tries to return to the boat during the storm — as I wrote in my previous note, I presume Peter and Jesus walk together atop the waves. Of course, the key word here is “together.” Peter likely would not have made it back to the boat without Jesus. At the very best, he would have had to swim against wind and current, putting himself at risk to drown.
But, walking together with Jesus, Peter has no trouble joining the other disciples in the relative safety of the boat. And, not until they are safely in the boat does Jesus decide to calm the wind.
Heavenly Father, thank You that even in the midst of turmoil, we are able to rely on You. You may not eliminate the difficulties we are experiencing, but we know that as long as we walk with You, we are not alone. You get us to the boat. Thank You. In Jesus’ Name, amen.