In Over Our Heads

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”

29 “Come,” he said.

Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:28-31

My wife tells the story of when she was little, she and a friend tried to reenact this scene. The friend immediately told my wife that it was obvious she didn’t have faith. How could she tell? “You’re holding your nose.”

In this portion of the story, we get a glimpse of a mere mortal doing something miraculous.

Impetuous Peter recognized Jesus’ voice so he called out to Him.

Jesus obliged his request.

Then he doubted.

They Jesus rescued him.

It’s the cycle of life for us as well.

We step out in faith, realize we may be a bit in over our heads (or a lot), call out to Him, and He rescues us…again and again and again.

Of course it’s never so cut and dried because we have to deal with messy people and touchy situations.

Still, though, our response should first and foremost be, “Help!”

He is there when we call out. We just need to call out.

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