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I love the account of Jesus walking on the stormy water in Matthew 14 as the disciples sit watching from the boat.
It's only impetuous Peter who asks “Lord, if it is You, command me to come out to You on the water”.
And with the Lord’s permission Peter gets out of the boat. But when Peter begins to sink Jesus asks him,
“You of little faith, why did you doubt?”
A common teaching technique is to ask students a question. The question is said to make room in the brain for an answer.
In this case, Jesus’ question gives Peter a lot to think about.
Why did he doubt? Was it a lack of faith?
Maybe Peter should have said, “Lord command us to come out to you.” The outcome might have been much different.
Picture all twelve disciples helping each other out of the boat, taking each other’s hands and gleefully walking together to the Lord.
Many times, like Peter, I believe I can do things by myself only to get halfway and realize it was never intended to be that way.