Ever since I heard my friend’s song about Peter’s experience walking on water with Jesus, I’ve had a small obsession about that experience.
I’m sure all of us would love to boast about the ability to walk on water. I know I would. There is, however, more to it than simply being able to attain some great, amazing feat. There is the ‘how’. Jesus was able to walk on water because of his Divine nature as one person of the Trinity. Peter was able to walk on the water for a short time only because his eyes were fixed on Jesus. Shortly after, he was distracted by the waves and wasn’t able to remain on the water.
For the past 6 years or so, I’ve been drowning in the ocean. Temporarily able to stay afloat, gasping for air, waving my arms frantically for someone to pull me out. Then, due to one simple reflection about trusting in God that was put in my heart so easily, everything changed. It’s like the Holy Spirit grabbed hold of me and pulled me out of the water and put me safely back in the boat. Thankfully, He also inspired me to attempt to step back out on the water.
I must say, it’s the most amazing thing. Can I actually, literally, walk on water? Of course not. Can I feel as though I’ve been walking on water since the very moment I got out of that boat? Yes. For 26 days, I’ve been “walking on water”. It’s a beautiful feeling and a great view on life. I am in some degree of control. Only I can doubt the trust I’ve put in God since this New Year began. And why would I? I feel like a new person, with so much of the joy I used to carry.
Blessed. Amazed. New Creation. Child of the King.