Jesus needed his time with the Father. I say needed because like food, his fellowship with the Father was vital for his spiritual survival. The disciples forged ahead and found themselves in another hopeless situation; alone, independent of Jesus–and wondering what to do. Then along comes Jesus—WALKING across the lake. Mark’s version is sort of funny—He says that Jesus was simply walking by, not intending to stop. But, as it terrified his disciples, he changed his plan and hopped into the boat. In Christ like fashion, when he joined them, there was peace in the midst of the chaos and calm in the midst of the storm. It is noteworthy, that Mark says they were hard-hearted and did not understand the significance of the feeding of the masses.
Before, I judge them, I have to examine my own life. How many amazing things has God done to keep me pressing on. Provision, protection, power and miracles have filled my life and the life of my family. Yet, on any given bad day, I am as likely to try to row against the waves and storms on my own–independent of Jesus. He will allow it and simply pass by—The great news is, however, that if I am willing to cry out, he is willing to hop in and take over, calming the fear and storm; bringing order to my chaos. The warning here is to not miss the point of the amazing wonders in our lives. Jesus simply wants us to allow him to lead guide and direct our paths.
Help me, Lord to allow you to captain my boat—
God Bless You