45 Right then, Jesus made his disciples get into a boat and go ahead to the other side of the lake, toward Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 After saying good-bye to them, Jesus went up onto a mountain to pray. 47 Evening came and the boat was in the middle of the lake, but he was alone on the land. 48 He saw his disciples struggling. They were trying to row forward, but the wind was blowing against them. Very early in the morning, he came to them, walking on the lake. He intended to pass by them. 49 When they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost and they screamed. 50 Seeing him was terrifying to all of them. Just then he spoke to them, “Be encouraged! It’s me. Don’t be afraid.” 51 He got into the boat, and the wind settled down. His disciples were so baffled they were beside themselves. 52 That’s because they hadn’t understood about the loaves. Their minds had been closed so that they resisted God’s ways. (Mark 6:45-52, CEB)
Jesus was going to pass them, so when they got to the other side he would jump out from behind a tree and yell, “boo” really loud…
No not really. Jesus sent the disciples ahead and they struggled on the water. I understand this. Sometimes the wind blowing the wrong direction can cause severe issues on the water. But Jesus was walking and didn’t have any issues.
He got close to them and said, “Don’t be afraid.” Do not have fear, I am with you and all is good.
Isn’t it good to know that Jesus is in the boat and all is well.
Even when we don’t see Jesus, he is in the boat.
Don’t be afraid, face the winds head on and love out loud!
Love People. Love God.