During the fourth watch of the night, he came toward them, walking on the sea. Matthew 14:25
I thought it was all about walking on water.
Jesus was coming near towards his followers.
This is the point of the sentence. But what we see the most is the fact he walked on water. He could have fly to them. He could have commanded the wind to blow the opposite way and bring them ashore. He could have asked the army of fish to push or pull them near him. He could have called angels to go down and bring him to the boat. But he chose to walk on the clear liquid.
To come near to his followers. To be near with people who are imperfect. Towards the ordinary twelve men.
His miracles have the same purpose. For him to be near to us. For him to be up close and personal with us.
List down all the “walking on water” moments in your life.
Healing of the body. From being unemployed to being employed. Peace and love in the family. Crisis solved at work. Typhoon diverts from your nation or city. Your kid turns to be an obedient one. Blessed financially, more than you prayed for.
Then measure on how much has he become closer to you. Has he become more than a God who is in heaven? Has he become more than a miracle worker? Has he become personal to you?
Don’t allow the miracle overshadow the miracle of him coming near. The miracle is given so we can live and enjoy his presence. A God who is near. A God who is within your reach. A God who is personal. A God who can come into your boat. He wants to come towards you.
How does God come near?
He will do everything, including walking on the water.