Let me share a story with you that happened a long, long time ago in a far off land to real people.
This is about the Lord, God's son and His disciples. Mainly Jesus and Peter, but I think it is truely for us all.
The Lord had sent off His disciples to the other side of the lake, while He went off into the mountains for a period of time to Himself. After it had grown dark He still terried there in His saclusion.
Meantime, the disciples were not even half way across the lake because the waves became very rough and the wind blew strongly. They were tired and beginning to be afraid. Then while they continued to struggle suddenly! they spied what looked like a ghost walking on the top of the water and it was coming closer.
Now the disciples were quite afraid.
The Lord decerned what was going on and when He got closer He spoke out to them and recognizing that it was the Lord they quited.
Then Peter one of the disciples spoke up and said, "Master if it is You bid me come".
The Lord said, "Come".
Peter stepped over the gunnel of the boat and took a step and then another and another, but then he had a problem, he took his eyes off of the Lord and when he did he began to sink.
When he started sinking he cried out Lord save me!
The Lord reached out His hand and took a hold of Peter and next thing Peter knew was that he and the Lord were in the boat and the Lord was speaking and Peter heard what distracked you, you of little faith.
You see, even though Peter stepped out of the boat and began to walk on the water he took his eyes off the Lord and when he did that, that is when he began to sink.
The Lord did not say Peter had no faith, He said, "you of little faith". In this I believe that the Lord was just pointing out that Peter's fear or even lack of trust was greater than his faith at that time.
How is it for you?
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