Twelve disciples, a little fishing boat, a raging sea, and a Lord who is above it all.
No one has ever witnessed such a thing before. Not only did the Lord walk on top of the sea, he walked on top of a raging sea! It happily resided in his heart to show his disciples something from heaven.
The disciples of Christ, a boat of grace, a ragng sea of wicked men, and the Lord is above it all. Who could guess? Even angels longed to look into these things.
The people of God, tiny piece of wood in the shape of a cross, a raging torrent of holy law, and the Lord Jesus who is above it all!
How could this be? He was crucified by those who kept the treasury of law. Dressed in blood among a murderer and a thief. The righteousness of God murdered as a law breaker. For this reason Jesus is above it all.
22 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.
27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” (Matthew chapter 14)