“Come” He Said.
With those words, Peter climbed over the side of a boat, tossing and turning in rough seas, and walked on water!
A fascinating story. Here – let’s read it together:
22 Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. 23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said,“why did you doubt?”
Matthew 14:22 (NIV)
It was a new beginning for Peter.
Peter was a fisherman. Uneducated, rough – living a hard life in a hard country at a hard time. His life changed and he became one of the most honored men in Christian (world?) history. Why? Because he dared to step out of the boat – to take a step that defied logic – nature and life itself.
True – he faltered and began sinking, but with the help of his Lord – he survived. The point is – he took the step. The others didn’t – they remained inside the boat not having the strength or faith to step out. They seen Jesus and thought he was a ghost. Peter seen Jesus and said “me too!”
In today’s world of the shifting paradigm within the publishing and writing world – Indie authors are Peters. They’re stepping out of the boat – they’re walking on water!
The publishing world is sitting in the boat saying it’s not possible – you can’t do that – you’ll sink and perish! Then when they see it happening, they say “It’s not real! It’s a ghost – an apparition – a mirage.” And they tremble with fear.
Hello all my fellow Indie authors! “Come on, don’t be afraid.” Let’s step out of the boat. “Ya wanna walk on water?” Fun, huh?
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Until Next Time:
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