The God Who Walks on Water

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By Mari Kaimo, co-host, The 700 Club Asia

In the Old Testament, what is considered the oldest book of the Bible, the Book of Job, 9:8 says, “[God] alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.”

More than 2,000 years later, the Apostle Matthew writes this in his Gospel, “When the disciples saw [Jesus] walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in fear. Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” (Matthew 14:26-27)

Jesus wasn’t just walking on the water, He was coming to them in the midst of a stormy sea! The entire passage in Matthew 14 is worth reading to catch the point (caps mine):

22 Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.

23 After dismissing the crowds, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. When evening came, He was there alone.

24 But the boat was already over a mile from land, battered by the waves, because the wind was against them.

25 Around three in the morning, He came toward them walking on the sea.

26 When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and cried out in fear.

27 Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”

28 “Lord, if it’s You,” Peter answered Him, “command me to come to You on the water.”

29 “Come!” He said. And climbing out of the boat, Peter started walking on the water and came toward Jesus.

30 But when he saw the strength of the wind, he was afraid. And beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!”

31 Immediately Jesus reached out His hand, caught hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased.

33 THEN THOSE IN THE BOAT WORSHIPED HIM and said, “Truly You are THE SON OF GOD!”

Think about that for a moment. How can you NOT worship the Jesus Who:

  • walks across turbulent waters to get to you?
  • calms the storm with His mere Presence on the boat?
  • tells you He is the Great I AM, and then proves it with an amazing demonstration of His power over the forces of nature?

God alone can walk on the waves of the sea, and He alone is worthy of our worship. Jesus IS God!

Today, if you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of troubles, call on Jesus. He will save you

If you have no peace, are depressed or maybe even suicidal because of your problems, call on Jesus. He will bring you His peace

Whatever you’re going through today, you can call on Jesus, the Great I Am. He alone is able to conquer every single one of your problems and worries. So surrender them to Him and watch Him change your life!

Mari is a veteran broadcast journalist, host, and anchor. Beginning in 1989, he anchored various newscasts on different TV stations, including People’s Television 4 (now National Broadcasting Network), GMA Network, and Studio 23. He co-hosted Vilma Santos’ show Vilma! in 1989 and, some years later, shows such asThe Global Filipino on The Filipino Channel and The Correspondents on ABS-CBN. Mari also anchored News Central on Studio 23 from its inception in September 1998 until June 2007.

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