Mark 6:45–52 (ESV)
Jesus Walks on the Water
45 Immediately he
made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47 And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he
was alone on the land. 48 And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the sea
they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50 for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 51 And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were
utterly astounded, 52 for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
Jesus needed to be alone, so he sends his guys off by boat. They had been out to sea for a while
and the wind had picked up. It was a battle through the night with the wind, but around 3-6 AM in the morning, here comes Jesus walking on the water. This would have freaked me out because we don’t walk on water. This is not natural!
I sink. And I think that is a good thing. It would be hard to take a bath or go swimming if we walked on water. Now being a lifeguard would be easy because no one could drown. But what Jesus did was supernatural. He walked on
water. And rightfully so, they were terrified. It is comforting to know that when we are terrified, Jesus is saying “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” When he gets in the boat, another supernatural things happens,
the wind ceased. Who is this Jesus? He is the Son of God, the Risen Lord!
I pray: O Lord, I turn to you when I’m scared or terrified and you calm me. Life is full of storms and
you are there to help me get through them safely. Thank you Lord. Amen.