When I think about Peter walking on water with Jesus, I usually think what could have happened if Peter did not take his eyes off of Jesus.
I mean as long Peter had faith and kept his eyes on Jesus, he was able to walk on water, but when he saw how big the waves were getting while walking on water to Jesus, he became afraid, and when he became afraid, he began to doubt. And when he began to doubt, he began to sink. But thank God, that Jesus was right there to save Peter from sinking and drowning in the Sea of Galilee.
Yes, Peter could have done a whole lot more while walking on water with Jesus if he would have kept his eyes on Jesus. But there is one good thing that we can say about Peter: at least, he got out of the boat. At least he took a step of faith in Jesus and got out of the boat.
Even though he may have failed while walking on water with Jesus because he took his eyes off of Jesus, let’s give Peter some credit for the fact that he DID get out of the boat.
When the storms of life roll in and we are challenged to be fearless, to take that step of faith, will we be like Peter be able to get out of the boat and trust in Jesus? That is the challenge for all of us. Andrew