Yet today’s gospel tells us the story about two grown men walking on water. One is the Son of God. The other is a fisherman, a person as common as any one of us, maybe even more common. The only thing uncommon about Peter is that he is in the presence of the Lord.
God is here, and His Kingdom is here—among His people. The rules of the world do not apply to the Kingdom of Heaven, and the rules of the Kingdom of Heaven do not seem to apply to the world. We know that the rules of God’s Kingdom are different from those of the world, and we can see it daily in how the choices we make differ so widely from those of worldly people.
However, don’t the physical laws of the world still apply? Wouldn’t the law of gravity itself be in force as consistently in the Kingdom of God as it does in the world?
Our faith brings the power of God into the world and makes it work according to His will. Meteorological forces of the natural world bring devastating hurricanes and tornados, but the will and the power of God that brought the outpouring of humanitarian response to the victims of those disasters from among neighboring communities and across the nation.
Anything is possible in God’s Kingdom for a person of faith. And God’s Kingdom is here and now. It’s not beyond the grave, and not at some undefined point in the future. Jesus tells us, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
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