A popular cartoonist has depicted a large seminary campus complete with attractive buildings, beautiful landscaping, and a large pond. At the water’s edge there is a sign which reads:
PLEASE DON’T WALK ON THE WATER
In today’s Gospel Lesson, for the Apostle Peter, it is
PLEASE DO WALK ON THE WATER!
Peter is in one of those dark situations when trusting the Lord is the hardest thing of all …
Jesus decides to go up a mountain to pray by Himself after He has fed more than five thousand people by multiplying a few loaves of bread and a few fish. He instructs the disciples to precede Him by boat across the Sea of Galilee. But strong winds and high waves hinder their crossing. When they see Jesus walking across the water to help them, they are terrified. The miracle of the loaves and fishes notwithstanding, their narrow-minded faith will not admit of the possibility that Jesus can do this…
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