“Simon Peter didn’t walk on water just to walk on water; he walked on water to get to Jesus.” –Kenneth Kuykendall
When Simon Peter stepped off the side of the boat in the middle of the storm, he did something no other man, (outside of Christ) had ever done prior or since. Think about it–he actually walked on water! But consider this thought: Simon Peter didn’t walk on water just to walk on water; he walked on water to get to Jesus. Huge difference.
His aim was not to do the impossible. His intention was not to be the next up-and-coming-performer of Palestine. He just wanted to be with His Lord. The moment he took his eyes off Christ and started looking at other things was the moment he sank. Such a simple yet sobering point: When life and ministry becomes more about walking on water and less about being with Christ, we will inevitably join Simon Peter in the watery grave.
I do not believe Simon sank because he was trying to be a show-off per se; but I do believe, like many modern-day glory seekers, he sank because his intentions changed. The ultimate aim of faith is simply to be with Christ. Anything outside of that is sinking sand…and sinking seas.
Daily Reading: Psalm 106-107
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