One night as the disciples were traveling on water, they saw what appeared to be a ghost in the distance. In reality it was Jesus walking across the water. Peter, being the one who constantly leapt before he looked, asked Jesus if he could walk on water too. Can you imagine making such a request? But Peter did, and Jesus invited him out. After a few steps Peter must have come to the realization of what he was actually doing, and he looked around and saw the wind and the terrible storm – he took his eyes off of Jesus. Immediately he began to sink. Crying out in desperation, Jesus rescued him. If Peter hadn't looked away, however, we can assume that he would have made it. When he lost his focus he began to falter. Isn't that true of each of us? When we lose our focus on Christ we begin to falter in our steps, and we begin to sink just as Peter did. And in desperation we cry out to Jesus, and He faithfully comes to our rescue. How much better would it be, though, if we just kept our eyes on Him? If we never remove Jesus from our sight, we will not sink.
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Seth is a pastor, author, and speaker who lives in Batesville, Indiana. He is married to Kari, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Noelle.