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Walk on the Water: Faith Embracing Risk

Someone said, ‘A life of faith is inherently a life of risk.’ Throughout the Bible, countless stories of individuals stepping into the unknown, driven by their unwavering faith, stand as testaments to this principle.

Consider Abraham, who heeded the divine call to leave his homeland and venture into unfamiliar territory, setting out on a journey with no clear destination. Similarly, Noah’s obedience to build an enormous ark, despite the absence of any prior evidence of such a flood, exemplifies the profound risk undertaken in response to faith. The story of Joshua’s patient and persistent march around the walls of Jericho for seven days serves as another poignant illustration.

In the midst of a tempestuous sea, Peter’s faith beckoned him to step out of the boat and onto the tumultuous waves. No one ventures out to sea in the midst of such strong winds. But, Peter did it with childlike faith because of the presence of Jesus with him. All other disciples remained in the boat. The episode of Peter walking on water serves as a poignant metaphor for us today. It underscores the idea that faith is not a mere mental exercise but action or risk-taking. Whatever circumstances you may be in, remember Jesus is with you and calling you to walk with him. The choice is ours: either to remain in the boat or to walk on the water. Take courage and start walking. Jesus is standing with you in the midst of the storm. The Bible says, “And without faith, it is impossible to please God.” (Hebrews 11.6). God bless!