The story of Jesus (and Peter) walking on the water has always been one of my favorite stories. Maybe because I love being out in the boat on the lake and can just imagine what an experience it would have been to be out in the boat and see Jesus walking on the water coming towards you. And then to be Peter and have the courage to ask to walk on the water too!
Would I have the courage to step out and walk on that water? I imagine that it would be a bit easier if Jesus was physically out there waiting for me. But when the wind and waves pick up and you take your eyes off of Him, you start to lose focus on who it is you are walking toward.
How often in our walk towards heaven don't we lose focus when the winds of life start blowing over us? I know it's happened to me too often and I'm sure I look like Peter as he starts to sink and says, "Lord, save me!"
Lord, help us to maintain our focus on you. Regardless of what life throws at us, or what trials we face, help us to keep our eyes fixed on you and eternity. When we lose our focus we slowly start to sink, sometimes so far in that our hair even gets wet, but when we lift our eyes back up to you, you reach down and pull us up. Thank you so much for your patience and your saving grace.