Only drowning men can see Him

(Matthew 14:22-33)
Peter asked:
“If it’s You,
can I do this too?”
“Come,” He said as the wind blew
Out of the boat came apostle from Judah
And ending up standing on aqua firma.

Peter so much wanted to be the ally
of his beloved Rabbi.
Anything the Teacher excelled
was something he wanted do as well.

But the Eleven screamed
“This must a dream!”
Peter heard them through the gales
and realized one little detail:
“I think I’m going to fail!”

Jesus pulled him out
and asked, “Why did you doubt?”
But the Rabbi also learned something that night,
Shortcuts never work out exactly right.