Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"
Have you ever walked on water? I am sure not. In all the history of the world, only two people have ever walked on water--set their foot on it and walked on water as though it were concrete. Those two were Jesus Christ, and His disciple, Simon Peter.
But Peter didn't succeed very long--only long enough to show that it could be done. Probably his success was something like that of Orville Wright when he managed to fly his airplane for a few seconds at Kitty Hawk. Orville conquered gravity by flying in the air for a few seconds; Peter succeeded in walking on water for a few seconds (you can read his story in Matthew 14:22-33).
Jesus came walking on the surface of the Sea of Galilee to the disciples who were in a storm-tossed boat late in the night. They had listened to Judas Iscariot who planted seeds of doubt and resentment in their hearts, and now the storm had made them wish that Jesus were with them. When they saw Him walking on the water, they thought He was a ghost. Peter recognized Him, and said, "Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water." Foolish request! But Jesus said, "OK, come." And Peter climbed out of the boat and actually walked toward Jesus.
Then Peter saw that the wind was "boisterous" and his faith gave way and down he started to go like a stone. Terrified, he cried out, "Lord, save me!" And Jesus grabbed him by the hand and pulled him up and took him to the boat.
It was a miracle. But you know something--it's impossible to believe in Jesus and not believe in miracles! You may think the problems in your life are so discouraging that to solve them would be like walking on water. Keep Jesus in your sight, and believe Him.
--Robert J. Wieland
From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: 1994 Phone Message.
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