Tuesday April 5 John 6:16-27
Here is one of the best known (but least understood) passages of Scripture. It is Jesus walking on the water. How many jokes, challenges, or discounting comments have you heard about Jesus and this moment of walking on the water?
But his disciples weren’t laughing. They were frightened. A storm has pressed in on them as they are in the open water of Lake Capernaum. They know that they will need to row to shore quickly before their first century fishing boat is swamped and sinks. In the middle of their most fearful moment, Jesus appears to them. Everyone was amazed.
For me, the miracle of walking on the water is not about the laws of physics. It is about the divine ability of Jesus to enter into situations at just the right time. Have you ever been in a difficult situation or maybe you were in a stage of fright when you realized that you sensed the presence of God?
There are some key themes imbedded into the season of Lent. One of them is the ability to fine tune our personal faith so we can sense the presence of God. We become more aware that God is with us. We begin to see God entering into the most unique life situations. We begin to expand our thinking so our system of belief can lead the way.
Are you in a storm? Are you rowing hard? Would you be amazed to find Jesus right there with you? Look around. God loves to show up in unique ways!