Berlayar dengan Yesus 2

Dalam kisah ini ditunjukkan juga sikap Petrus yang meluap-luap. Ia begitu “emotional”. Ketika mendengar bahwa Yesuslah yang berjalan di atas air, dia secara spontan meminta “pembuktian” dengan mengizinkan dia juga berjalan di atas air. Namun setelah dia merasakan gelombang, ia merasa takut dan pelan-pelan mulai tenggelam. Sikap Petrus ini hampir sama dengan sikapnya ketika ia mengatakan bahwa ia tidak akan meninggalkan Yesus. Ketika ia berjanji akan loyal kepada Yesus dan tak lama kemudian ia menyangkal Yesus tiga kali (cf. Matius 26: 33-35).

Petrus tampak begitu “spontan” dan berkobar-kobar. Ia tidak berhitung terlebih dahulu apakah ia sanggup atau tidak. Mengikuti Yesus bukanlah perkara “emosi” tetapi perjuangan seumur hidup. Mengikuti Yesus jelas untungnya dan jelas juga “resikonya”. Dalam Injil Matius 16: 24-25, Yesus berkata: “Setiap orang yang mau mengikuti Aku, ia harus menyangkal dirinya, memikul salibanya dan mengikuti Aku.”

Meski sikap Petrus yang sedemikian meluap-luap dan setelah itu “tenggelam”, tak bisa disangkal bahwa cintanya pada Yesus sungguh luar biasa. Ia begitu mencintai Yesus, meski dalam proses untuk mencintai tersebut ia kadang “jatuh”.

Kemudian Yesus dengan tangan terbuka menuntun Petrus masuk ke dalam perahu. Perahu para murid kini aman dari ancaman badai.

Saudara dan saudari, Yesus membawa rasa aman dan membawa kedamaian pada para murid. Pertolongan Yesus pada para murid ribuan tahun yang lalu bukanlah ceritera yang hanya berlaku pada waktu itu. Pada zaman kita ini banyak juga yang yakin dan merasa bahwa mereka mendapat pertolongan dari Yesus. Mereka yakin bahwa dengan Yesus mereka sanggup menghadapi badai kehidupan. Mereka yakin bahwa Yesus lah kekuatan dan tumpuan hidup mereka. Yesus memang luar biasa.

When the crowds had eaten their fill Jesus made the disciples get into the boat, and go ahead of Him to the other side, while He sent the multitudes away. And after He had sent the multitudes away, He went up to the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone. But the boat was already many stadia away from the land, battered by the waves; for the wind was contrary. And in  the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were frightened, saying, “It is  a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I;  do not be afraid.” And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and aid to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”  And when they got into the boat, the wind stopped. And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly  God’s Son!”

 And when they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret.  And when the men of that place recognized Him, they sent into all that surrounding district and brought to Him all who were sick; and they began to entreat Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were cured. Matthew 14:22-36.

 

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