Matt 14:27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.
Jesus, Our Lord, sent the multitudes away,
Then went up into the mountain to pray.
Into the midst of the sea, his disciples were sent forth in a ship,
The winds came with their strength, and the waves began to whip.
In that moment, fear embraced the troubled crew,
As what they believed was a spirit appeared in their view.
Suddenly, a caring voice rose above the power of the storm and its fear.
It was Jesus, wishing His disciples to “be of good cheer.”
In that moment, Peter called out to Him who walked upon the sea,
And Jesus bid him to come out onto the water to thee.
Peter stepped out onto the water, and began to tread it with his feet,
His faith focused on the Lord, was what was required for them to meet.
However, the wind had not ceased to be a challenging foe,
It sent a chilling fear to Peter with a boisterous blow.
That was all it took. Peter cried out, “Save me” as the water tried to pull him under.
Jesus stretched out His hand and rescued him from his doubtful blunder.
After the rescue, Jesus questioned Peter’s lack of faith, and doubt.
For this is not what trusting in the Lord is about.
Together they rejoined their friends in the ship.
Then the wind bowed its strength and ceased its testing whip.
The men gathered in agreement, such as an approving nod.
As they worshiped the Truth, knowing they were in the presence of the Son of God.
As I wrote this one of the things that really stood out to me was that it was actually Peter’s idea. He was even successful until he allowed the voice of the creation to distract him over the call of his Creator. Even still, Jesus was with him. Peter doubted, but it wasn’t a total failure. He at least tried stepping out in the faith, even into a storm, and it was by no means the end of Peter. The Lord simply picked him up so he could try again, and that he did.
Peter 14:28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.