Some nights you have an encounter with God that doesn’t let you sleep. This is one of those nights..
It’s difficult to describe.. But it’s like having a face to face with Jesus Himself. It is a moment of something greater – bigger than emotion or thoughts..
Like watching the birth of a sun or a cascade of stars and admiring the majesty of the universe, the largeness of it all. But at the same time familiar and close.. Like a hug from an old friend, a mug with a steaming hot drink on a gloomy rainy morning, mundane and ordinary but intimate.
Big, yet close. It seems paradoxical and conflicting but that’s how it is. Every single time I experience God (not just read about God or sing about God, but know God on a personal level) – I am amazed again that Christ would die for me.
There is nothing I have done, will do, or even can do that makes me deserve this.. But that is who God is.(:
24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed by the waves, for the wind was contrary.
25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.
27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.”
28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”
29 So He said, “Come.” And when Peter had come down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.