For the past few days we’ve been talking about Peter and the story found in Matthew 14:22-32. To catch you up, the disciples were in a boat in the middle of a stormy sea. Jesus came walking along on top of the water. Peter asked Jesus if he could walk on water too, and Jesus said yes, so Peter got out of the boat and started walking. BUT he looked at the wind and the waves and started to sink. That’s where we left off yesterday.
Today we get to talk about my favorite part of this story. Verse 31-31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
When Peter started to sink, he called out and asked Jesus to save him. Jesus’ response was to immediately reach out his hand and catch him. Not after He gave Peter a lecture on why he messed up. Not because Peter did or did not deserve His help. Immediately, instantly, without hesitation, the moment Peter called out to Him, He reached out His hand and saved him.
In that one moment, I doubt Peter stopped to think about whether or not he was worthy of Jesus saving him. He just knew if Jesus didn’t he was going to drown. So he called and Jesus answered.
Romans 10:13 says For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved” That means whatever we need to be saved from, if we call on Him He will reach out His hand and catch us too. Just because we have received Him as our Lord and have become born again doesn’t mean we still don’t need Him to be our Savior throughout the rest of our life.
Whenever you need Him, you can call His name . He will never leave you or forsake you. He’ll just give you His hand.