Have you ever seen the bumper sticker that says,
“Next time you think you’re perfect,
try walking on water“?
The author is obviously nodding toward Jesus and His famous stroll across the Sea of Galilee, but we often forget that Jesus wasn’t the only person to do this particularly impressive miracle. Peter, who many might call the most imperfect of the disciples, also took a stroll on the surf.
Today I was reading another news story about the floundering economy, the Occupy Wall Street crowd, and all the other grim signs of the times. People are scared – no, let me correct that – people have been scared for most of the last years years. What’s new today is a growing realization that nobody anywhere has any real answers. The Fed, the President, Congress – none of them seem able to really do much of anything and we’re all in for a bumpy ride.
We live in a season without hope, without purpose, and without vision.
Proverbs says, “Without vision, the people perish…”(29:18) and “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” (13:12) which seems like a fair diagnosis of our country today.
But the second half of Proverbs 29:18 says “happy is he who keeps the law.” – pointing us back to our personal walk with God, our integrity and holiness as effective proof against dark days.
13:12 continues, “A dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”
So this got me thinking: HOW did Peter walk on the water?
He was called.
What if you had perfect clarity, even just a single moment, into what God is calling you to in this age of confusion and uncertainty?
What if that dream you thought died in your breast a decade ago were suddenly kindled by Christ’s whisper that He’s who planted that seed – and it’s not dead after all?
What if you heard Jesus’ simple invitation like Peter did, to look up above all the storms and swells and follow Him into remarkable adventure?
Could you take a step out of the boat?
So…what is a little clarity worth?