But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. – Matthew 14.30
Something we can pass over here that we shouldn’t pass over. When Jesus said come Peter got out of the boat and walked toward Jesus. Did you get that? Peter got out of the boat and WALKED ON THE WATER. Peter, a regular guy like you and me climbed out of a boat and WALKED ON THE WATER!! Don’t miss it – this is big stuff!
Now what got that at let’s move on. Peter gets out of the boat WALKING ON THE WATER towards where Jesus is approaching. Everything is fine – until…
A flash of lightning – a crash of thunder – a splash of waves! Peter took his eyes off Jesus and then there was a dash of fear. I love the King James wording here ‘when he saw the wind boisterous’ he was afraid.’
So, as we’ll see tomorrow, Jesus reached out His hand and saved him. He didn’t say first get baptised or do good works or offer a sacrifice or go to church or anything else. He just reached out and saved Peter.
Christ’s salvation, be it in the present storm or for eternal life is only a call away. Whoever calls on the Lord will be saved.
Peter made the mistake of taking his eyes off of Jesus and looking at the storm. The he fell. How often do you and I do the same thing? Maybe you are in the midst of a great storm today and have taken your eyes off Jesus.
He’s there. Maybe it’s time to say ‘Lord, save me.’