This Sunday we will pick up where we left off last Sunday after Jesus fed the five thousand the loaves and fishes. This week (Matthew 14:22-33) Jesus sends his disciples into the boat while he spends an evening in prayer and solitude. While in the boat, a violent storm buffets the disciples’ vessel and Jesus finally comes, walking on the water. Down through the centuries, this passage has served as an object lesson for the vagaries of the Christian life. Let’s discuss a few themes contained within it this week.