When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. [John 6v19]
Sitting on a plane waiting to take off, the airline showed a short film (honestly, it was an ad) that was intended to make us feel safe as we were about to fly. The (ad) showed a control room in Chicago full of smiling, smart-looking people who were watching us at that very moment, monitoring our every move.
The (ad) promised, we would be safe because someone was always going to be watching us.
The disciples were out in the middle of the sea at night and a sudden storm popped up. They didn’t have mobile GPS or a way to call coast guard if they capsized. They probably didn’t have the security of life jackets or other emergency flotation devices. They were, in every sense, in serious danger and completely vulnerable.
In that moment, Jesus appears, doing something no one’s ever seen or imagined before—walking on top of the very same waves that threatened to kill them.
This is one part of living with Jesus that really should help us feel safe—whenever we’re in trouble, not only is He watching, but He will also come to us and rescue us, right where we’re at.
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