As soon as the people were fed, Jesus told his disciples to get into their boat and to go to the other side of the lake while he stayed behind to dismiss the people. After the crowds dispersed, Jesus went up into the hills to pray. And as night fell he was there praying alone with God.
But the disciples, who were now in the middle of the lake, ran into trouble, for their boat was tossed about by the high winds and heavy seas.
At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came to them, walking on the waves! When the disciples saw him walking on top of the water, they were terrified and screamed, “A ghost!”
Then Jesus said, “Be brave and don’t be afraid. I am here!” Matthew 14:22-27 TPT
Isn’t it just like Jesus to give instructions and just as you obey, unforeseen things happen. You’d think that simply by being obedient, God would bless it, protect it and keep anything bad from happening. WRONG!
As I read this for the gazillionth time, I saw it as just a way to highlight Himself as Savior. Revealing that He truly was the son of God to those closest to Him. It’s one thing to feed a multitude with a two piece fish dinner, but to rescue them by walking out to them on water, showed He was willing to do whatever it took to come to their aid.
What about you? Are you hungry, thirsty, naked, homeless or sick and need of a Savior? Jesus is that for you. Everything you need, He is. He said if you call out to Him, He will answer you. Are you sad, depressed, without hope, feel alone, lost or empty? He will be your Savior. He will be a father to the fatherless, husband to the widow and hope to the hopeless.
Jesus was willing to suffer and die and conquer death, hell and the grave just to be your Savior. He didn’t want you to do life alone, He wants to be your friend. If you’ve never acknowledged that, you can do it today, right where you are, in the middle of the lake, in your little earthen vessel. Simply call out to Him and say, “Jesus, I need your help! I can’t do this anymore! I believe you’re the Son of God and I want to do life with you.”
That’s it! If you want to know Him more, begin reading about Him in the greatest book ever written, the Bible. You can download an app if you don’t have one. You’ll want to read the entire book, but start with Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. That will help you know what He wants you to look like to the world.
Welcome to the family.