Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd.
After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.
Later that night, he was there alone,
and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it.
Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake.
When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,”
they said, and cried out in fear.
But Jesus immediately said to them:
It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus.
But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.
“You of little faith,”
“why did you doubt?”
And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down.
Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” (Matthew 14:22-33)
Sometimes, the spiritual journey will require you to swim through some deep and high waterways that seem impossible to swim in. When sailing on a ship, or swimming through high tides, the life vest is there to protect him from drowning, especially during a dangerous tempest. In the storms of life where the waves are crashing on every side, choose to fix your eyes on Jesus, who is your Eternal Life Vest that will keep you from drowning. He may not keep you out of the storm, but he will protect you along the way.