September 2 | John 6:19-20
“Then when they had rowed about twenty-five or thirty stadia (three or four miles), they beheld Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.”” (John 6:19–20,)
Natural laws are set throughout the universe. It’s hard to defy them. If you don’t agree, jump off a one-story building and command gravity to stop. If it works, I will be proven wrong. But you may hurt yourself.
When Jesus walks on water it’s one of the most incredible accounts I read in the Gospels. Have you ever thought through what you read there? From John’s Gospel it’s a riveting account. Jesus sends the disciples ahead. They get into the boat and start rowing.
The very next sentence says, “It was now dark (they have already begun across the water) and Jesus had not yet come to them.” How can Jesus come to them while they are already in the middle of the sea?
Jesus didn’t come to them on the sea until they were about halfway through. Other Gospels highlight the fear they had at the storm. But John concentrates on how afraid they were of Jesus. The moment Jesus steps in the boat (they’re only halfway across) they are immediately on the shore at the other side.
Jesus controls creation completely. In the middle of your storm do not fear for He is with you. You may think Jesus is a ghost but it is Him. There’s no storm to impossible for Him to save you from. And when Jesus is with you, you arrive exactly where He wants you to be.
Action Step: Jesus defies His creation. He brings you peace. Seek Jesus in the middle of your storm. He will bring you through.
Lord Jesus, thank you for being with me through my storm. You bring me peace from all my fear. You arrive just on time, in my darkest moments. I bless Your name.