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Exodus 4-6, Matthew 14:22-36 • Key Verse: Matthew 14:33

In our mind we have the basic, idea of what happened is this account. The disciples were in a boat, at night, in rough water. Then Jesus appeared out of nowhere. At first the disciples thought, they were seeing a ghost. But Jesus calmed them by saying, “Take courage! It is I don’t be afraid” (v. 27).

Peter then seized the moment. “Lord, if it’s you, tell me to come to you on the water.” “come,” Jesus said (vv. 28-29). And Peter did— to a point. When he looked at the wind, he was afraid and began to sink.

But one fact is never mentioned. How wet did Peter get? Did he sink ankle deep or go all the way under before Jesus caught him? The text does not say. It does say, however, that after Jesus and Peter got into the boat, those there worshiped Jesus, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God” (v. 33).

Worship is a response. Peter got wet enough to respond to Jesus with worship. The other disciples also responded to Jesus with worship. We may not walk on water like Peter, but our hearts must respond to Him as did the hearts of the disciples. He is Lord. Let us worship Him.

Remember, worship is a response. Do you just read the Bible, or do you respond to what it teaches you? Praise God for sending Jesus, our Lord and Savior.

Woodrow Kroll & Tony Beckett

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