When Jesus Steps Into The Boat

20th March

 “When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. Then the disciples worshipped Him. “You really are the Son of God,” they exclaimed.”

Matthew 14:32-33

Our lives sometimes may seem like a boat caught up in a turbulent storm. Around there is only chaos. The storms grow fiercer and the wind and waves feel like they will capsize you. It may feel like there is no hope. Yet when Christ is with you, there is no need to fear.

Today’s passage concludes the story of Peter’s act of faith in stepping out of the boat into the water to meet Jesus. This narrative ends with Jesus stepping back into the boat after He had rescued Peter from drowning. It took an act of faith to step out of the boat, however, they all witnessed another incredible miracle when they stepped back into the boat. The wind and the waves stopped.

It almost feels like Matthew thought to include that statement as an after thought. It didn’t have a long speech or introduction. Simply put, they stepped into the boat and…. the wind stopped. Yet, although it didn’t have an introduction, Jesus’ actions did have a huge impact on the disciples. Immediately they worshipped Jesus and exclaimed that He was the Son of God.

Whatever your stormy sea is today, invite the Son of God into your boat to sail alongside you. Jesus has the power to silence the wind and the waves with just the power of actions. He has the authority to take away the fear of the turbulent seas that may surround you. Whatever you are going through, nothing is to big for God. Invite Him into your boat and let Him lead you to still waters.

What is your stance today? Do you believe Jesus is the Son of God?