Jesus Walks on the Water
Mathew 14:22-26 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.
Yes… Jesus was a superman to me…the real superman…a powerful superman. I said… was… because I’m talking about when He was in His human form here on earth.
There’s not a lot in the bible about Jesus doing things personally to show His supernatural abilities. Yes… He did many miracles for others but not special things pertaining to himself.
Why did Jesus walk on the water up to those poor unsuspecting disciples that day? Did He want to scare the mess out of them for a good laugh?…Did He want to show off His cool Jesus skills?…Did He want to wash His feet off in the lake? Was He trying to start a new fad? After all Peter tried to copy Him without much success. The answer is no…He was about to make a point and teach a good lesson for us all to learn for hundreds of years to come.
You see I would have NEVER gotten out of the boat like Peter did…I would have hidden in the lower galley and use my cell phone to call 911 or start rowing fast in the other direction. I don’t get it…they are all standing there saying it’s a ghost and screaming…and Peter gets out of the boat and ask… is it you Jesus? Run… Get out of there!! Man the oars and let’s roll! That’s just me…Let me get back on my subject.
John 20:19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”
Another bible story told of Jesus appearing in a room with the doors locked. How did Jesus get into the room with all the doors locked?…..No…Scotty from Stat Trek did not beam Him in the room….Super Jesus did it Himself…..the doors were locked…so….this proves my point of Jesus having super abilities.
Are you impressed yet? I am and my point is that Jesus was man but He was not normal…..He had supernatural abilities…that was given Him by the Father…. to teach lessons and to bring God glory.
Jesus could have done some wild things with His supernatural abilities…but He was without sin and wanted to bring glory to His father. If that was us…we would have gotten carried away eventually with that kind of super power.
Jesus didn’t use His superpowers to save Himself from the cross…He surely could have. If He had this kind of super power then…what kind of and how much super power does He have now? He has all power!! His next big demonstration of this superpower is when He comes back toward earth….He doesn’t touch ground but will be in the air over earth and He will get us who repented of our sins and believed in Him.
Message for today: Jesus is the real deal….He once was a superman and now He is an all powerful God. One day you will see His superpower up front and personal whether you are a Christian or not.