“And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.”
I have frequently been told that I should not believe that God literally used six 24-hour days to create the world, and I should not argue against evolution because all these scientists have proved that the world came about the way that they say it did! It is worth referring such people to Matthew 14, to the account of Jesus walking on the water. It is obvious that the disciples were not used to seeing such a thing. In the poor light of the night, and the storm, they understandably mistook Jesus for a ghost. But eventually, they recognized Him when He told them not to be afraid.
Science would obviously maintain that a man cannot walk on water. Water, being a liquid, does not provide sufficient resistance to the force of gravity on the man’s feet, to maintain him in the upright position. So how was Jesus able to do what He did? Many people have tried to find excuses, but it seems pretty clear that this was a real man, walking on a real liquid, with real feet, in defiance of the laws of physics. But Jesus was the one who created the laws of physics! They are His to do with as He pleases! He could even command Peter to come to Him, walking on the water. And Peter was able to take a few steps at Jesus’ command, until, like we often do, he took His eyes off the Lord.
Prayer: Thank You, Father, that You sent Your Son into the world. Thank You that He demonstrated so clearly that He is master of all He created. Amen.
Author: Paul F. Taylor
Ref: Got Questions, < https://www.gotquestions.org/walking-on-water.html >, accessed 1/31/2019. Image: Zachi Evenor, Wikimedia Commons, Kinnereth, Israel (modern Hebrew name for Sea of Galilee), CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported.
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