So He said, “Come.” Peter got out of the boat, walked on the water, and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind he became afraid. And starting to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Matt 14:29-30
In this passage sight was a hindrance. The waves were none of Peter’s business when once he had set out. All Peter had any concern with, was the pathway of light that came gleaming across the darkness from where Christ stood. If it was tenfold Egypt beyond that, he had no call to look and see.
When the Lord shall call to you over the water “Come,” step gladly forth. Look not for a moment away from Him.
Not by measuring the waves can you prevail; not by gauging the wind you grow strong; to scan the danger may be to fall before it; to pause at the difficulties,is to have them break above your head. Lift up your eyes unto the hills, and go forward there is no other way.
“Dost thou fear to launch away?
Faith lets go to swim;
Never will He let thee go;
‘Tis by trusting thou shalt know
Fellowship with Him.”
Streams in the Desert