His faith got him out of the boat. Walking towards Jesus. Jesus had called and he had responded. In the middle of a storm, on a rough and stormy sea, Peter walked on water. This was no glassy sea, no serene introduction to an act of faith. This was walking on water in a tempest. This was a miracle in the midst of danger.
And Jesus was there, walking on the water. Demonstrating to Peter that there are miracles to be seen in the midst of a storm. Demonstrating that He was Lord over the storm, Lord over the circumstances.
And so Peter walked on water too, walking towards Jesus. Until his eyes failed him and he saw the wind, he saw the waves, he saw the strength of the circumstances around him and they overwhelmed him and he began to sink. But Jesus reached out and caught him. Jesus was there, alongside Him in the storm. Calling Peter to keep his eyes not on the circumstances but on Him.
“Fear has a way of convincing you that it’s true. Fear and fact are two different things to God. Fact is reality, but truth is His reality.” (Havilah Cunnington)
“And I will call upon your name and keep my eyes above the waves. When oceans rise my soul will rest in Your embrace, for I am Yours and You are mine.” (Oceans)