Jesus Walks on the Water
22 Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the crowds away. 23 After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. 24 But the boat was already a long distance from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. 26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.”
28 Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. 33 And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”
This story in Matthew 14 inspired Natalie Grants song, Hurricane. When I heard her explain the inspiration, it filled me with such joy. The chorus to this song speaks a message of hope and that it’s never too late to take a hold of what God has given us.
Jesus calls us to take courage and trust in him: a trust strong enough to walk on water. How great is our God that we need not be afraid of wind, rain, or any other trouble? Jesus is here! He’s reaching out His hand for us – and those who don’t know Him – to take it! We should rejoice in that fact and feel comforted.
When we are dragged down by the things of this world, the only thing we need to do is call His name, and He will find us in the midst of our troubles. No problem, emotion, or whatever our “hurricane” may be is too big for Him. He will find us, even in the middle of a raging storm when all hope seems lost. We just need to have faith enough to step out on the edge of the boat, and trust that He is guiding us in the right direction.
The video shows lyrics along with it, but in case you want to read them separately, here is the link to follow! http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/nataliegrant/hurricane.html