Walking on Water

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When Christ walked on water, it must have truly been both a baffling and amazing sight for the apostles. I am sure both fear and wonder pierced their hearts. Is it a trick? Is this for real? How is this possible? Who is this man?

These are the same questions that we ask about Jesus today. When we read about His miracles, doubt may invade our minds. Is it for real? Could it be that the people of the time were more easily fooled since science had no answers yet? Walking on water and multiplying food? How is that possible? It must be a trick.

Indeed, for a non-believer, these are reasonable questions. To accept the Divinity of Christ, a leap of faith is always needed. This word ‘faith’ is usually taboo for the ‘atheistic scientist’. But actually, faith is needed in everything we believe in.

We need faith to believe in the Big Bang Theory because none of us were present to physically witness the creation of the world. We need faith in the engineers’ work to board an airplane or an elevator.

Sometimes, we marvel too much at man-made creations that we tend to not notice the wondrous creation of man himself.

 

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Noel Ethan Tan

Noel Ethan Tan

Noel is a Singaporean working as a rehabilitation counsellor at ACC(S) Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre. He is currently doing a part-time Masters Program in Counselling and Guidance at NTU, Singapore. In his church ministry, Noel is currently serving in a young adults' Catholic community called Anawim that does Bible Exegesis. Noel is also pursuing a Certificate in Theology at the Catholic Theological Institute of Singapore. His favorite Bible verse is 1 Peter 3:15 — “In your hearts, reverence Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to make a defense to any who calls you to account for the hope that is in you, but do it with gentleness and reverence.”

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