One of my favorite movies is Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In it Harrison Ford’s character is faced with an impossible leap across a multistoried chasm. He recognizes he is being confronted with a "leap of faith".
Remember when Jesus called Peter to step out of the boat and walk to him across the water. It was a call to voluntarily give up the security of the boat for the insecurity of walking on rough water (Matthew 14:22-31). With single-minded obedience, Peter takes the first step and, when his foot doesn't sink into the water, his faith is affirmed.
When Indy, the character in the movie takes that step of faith, he is rewarded with firm footing underneath him that was clouded by the illusion of a fateful fall.
Likewise, only by leaving the security of the boat does Peter discover that the greater security is in Jesus. In truth, the only security is in Jesus. Peter learns firsthand - or perhaps firstfoot! - that Jesus is his firm foundation under all circumstances.
Peter also learns that what we see and think, apart from Jesus, is not a reflection of reality. The mythology we live by is that the greatest safety is in the boat; the reality is that the safest place to be is walking toward Jesus.
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