Out of the Boat

Love is fear’s bane.

He that walks in love walks perfectly for his walk is neither hampered by doubt nor is it fettered by fear. He dares to walk where Angels dread. He dares to walk in the valley of death’s shadow for he brings life and hope to those cast off as dead.

Jesus walked in perfect Love and neither the laws of physics nor human nature could shackle him.

On the raging Galilean sea he marched triumphantly seemingly oblivious to the tumultuous waves and harsh winds. He walked with the poise of one infinitely greater than the combined military forces of salty sea and sultry winds.

Above the storms he walked unperturbed, bringing to the remembrance of the waters that it was He who formed them through the simplicity of his word, that it was He who restrained them with borders no one has ever seen. He walked on the seas and behold this sight was foreign to the mortal minds of men.

His disciples marvelled. The more scientifically inclined among them pondered the ramifications of such an outrageous act. He was defying the constitution of nature. No man had ever defied the combined laws of gravity and density. Surely they had heard stories in the olden days.

Stories like the parting of the Red Sea but there was no pathway in this scenario. They came to the only logical conclusion: This was a wraith, a frightening apparition bent on feasting on their flesh. Peter ‘Rock’ Jona sat at the head of the boat thinking. Perhaps this was Jesus truly. He muttered to the disciples “I will ask him to call me forth”.

Love is fear’s bane. The voice of the teacher swept across the raging waters to the ear of the sharp-mouthed ex-fisherman. He had heard the voice so many times before. It was even and unshaky. The voice betrayed no hidden fear or doubt. The Master was in perfect control.

“Peter, come out to me…”

Special Announcement – You can’t walk on water if you don’t get out of the boat. You can’t tread on serpents and scorpions if you don’t get off your butt and out on the road.

– From the Department of Obvious Spiritual Truths

Have a wonderful day.

Petroleum engineer? Yup. But I love writing as much as I love solving complex reservoir engineering problems. Watch out for poetry. Still trying to soar the heights of prose tho' Stay tuned dearies.

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