today I was reading the ‘other’ miracle about water- not the one about calming the storm (see previous post Elementary my dear disciples for that one), but the really loopy one where not only Jesus but Peter walk on water.
Now, walking on water is one of those things that is impossible, unless its not. And once you’ve seen someone do it, you may not understand it, you may not think you can do it, but you can’t deny its possible. Its like surfing, or snowboarding (or my personal challenge- doing a cartwheel on a snowboard… i know the theory is possible, but I just can’t quite bring myself to actually do it).
And whether its possible or not hinges on the divinity of Jesus: if he’s the Son of God who can forgive sins, can feed 5000 people from a packed lunch and can defeat death, then why does walking on water become a problem? If he’s not able to do those things, then I don’t see him having a chance with walking on water, or much else…he’s not much of a Son of God, to be honest.
So, where does that leave me? Well, someone once said to me that depending on one’s perspective, things look to others as though we’re walking on water, when in fact for those who’re doing it, all we’re doing is putting one foot in front of another. Walking on stepping stones. Standing on a surf board. Trusting God for everything in our lives. Its perspective, and once you appreciate that, maybe its doable.
You just have to start with one foot, and then the other.