Is it the way she walks and talks, the way her dresses fall perfectly on her gorgeous curvatures? Is it the desire in her eyes, the one that moves your "inner man" the way the turning stick handles the eba?
Jesus’ message is not a message of safety from the storm alone. That is the human perspective. He goes beyond that. He is telling us we are above the storm, and that is actually how we ought to live.
Neil Armstrong probably felt really great taking those steps out there, but it could not have been anywhere near the feeling a man can have walking on water unaided. Peter was a fisherman, with great swimming skills probably. Getting into water for him as a human meant taking a dive. This time, because Jesus had ordered it, he went feet first.
Today we hear "Come to Jesus and He'll give you all the stuff". Back then, it seemed more to me like "Drop all the stuff and come to Jesus". I mean, look at every single disciple He invited to join Him. They were all dropping stuff. And I just always wondered what exactly was it with Jesus that could compel full-grown men to abandon everything they ever knew to follow a man they never knew.
All in all, surrendering to Jesus is not an easy human feat. It does not follow any human logic we have, and totally defies all intellect. But the moment you are able to think besides yourself for a little while, and think about the end of it all, this life I mean, you will see the relevancy and admissibility of Jesus Christ. It only requires that you become "ordinary".
In retrospect, I realised that my real punishment was not the sanction, but the self-imposed withdrawal from my father. I lost communion with the only man in my life at the time because I could not reconcile a man's love with his discipline.
That sort of fear is peculiar because with it, all you get is what you fear. When God said no man could see Him and live, it was not because He was willing to kill, but because the make-up of man now included a fear that would indeed warrant a striking down, for that fear was impure and unholy, and did not come from a true understanding of who God is. it was from a perverted understanding of the person of God. That was clearly iniquity. That kind of fear does not behold God.