Rev. Peter Greiner
Sun 19 Jul
We read in the Bible that nothing is impossible for God. While this is true, from our perspective there appears to be plenty of things that are impossible. Can you feed 5,000 men as well as women and children with a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish? It appears impossible! Can you fit a camel through the eye of a needle? It appears impossible! And as we come today’s incident, the question is, “Can you walk on water?” The immediate response is of course you can’t walk on water unless it is frozen or you are Jesus.
Now of course as we look at this incident we know the water was not frozen in the Sea of Galilee. What then is Jesus seeking to teach us in this incident. Simply that Jesus is reinforcing the fact that He is God. Jesus has performed many miracles up to this point in time. He has calmed storms. He has healed people of many diseases. He has restored sight to those who are blind. He has cast out evil spirits. All such actions tell us that Jesus is God. Feeding 5,000 or walking on water adds further weight to the mounting evidence that Jesus is God.
If this is the case and Jesus is God then what have we done about that fact? Like many in our world we simply go on living oblivious to the fact that Jesus is God. Or we can accept the fact that Jesus is God and live for Him. That does not mean it will be easy. The disciples found that out when they were stuck in the middle of the lake with the wind against them. How have you found walking with Jesus in the midst of the present crisis?