On the Sea With the Disciples, But Never Out of Jesus’ Sight (Part 2)

February 2024

   This is Part 2. See the previous month’s edition of WCN for Part 1.

   In this narrative, Jesus was praying in large part for His disciples. He was praying for these men, that they would receive giant-sized faith.

   Think of this folks – the men that would turn the world upside down by proclaiming Jesus as the Son of God were all in one little boat in the middle of a raging sea. This was a teaching moment for the disciples. Did Jesus know the storm was coming? Yes. Why did He wait until the disciples had been struggling for 7-8 hours against the waves? He waited so that the disciples would learn that circumstances, even distressing circumstances, cannot defeat our Father’s plan.

   Matthew 14:25 says He came to them. Mark says something quite amazing. 

   In Mark 6:47-48 we read: “When it was evening, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and He was alone on the land. Seeing them straining at the oars, for the wind was against them, at about the fourth watch of the night He came to them, walking on the sea; and He intended to pass by them.” 

   Let me emphasize something here, friends. You are never out of the sight of God. You are never in a situation that God does not see or know about.

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