We are introducing a new song this Sunday inspired by the event described in the Bible of Jesus walking on water. As He approached His disciples’ boat, they cried out in fear thinking that it was a ghost that approached them. Jesus assured them that it was in fact Him, and to take courage.
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
The song starts out saying:
“You call me out upon the waters, the great unknown where feet may fail.
And there I find You in the mystery, in oceans deep my faith will stand.”
But Peter took his eyes off Christ and began to sink. When he began to pay more attention to the world around him, the wind and the waves, his faith was shaken. And so the song continues:
“So I will call upon Your name and keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise my soul will rest in Your embrace…
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders,
Let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior.”
When we let our focus switch from Christ to the world around us, we become overwhelmed by the turmoil we see and we start to sink. That’s why we have to keep our focus on Him to remain steady and constant because He is steady and constant.
Here’s a link to the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9nwe9_xzw
Where feet may fail,