John 6: 16-24

Jesus Walks on the Water

16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles,[fn] they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” 21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.

22 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. 23 Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24 Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.

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Michele
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There are days where I wish Jesus was still human and I could just hang out with Him. But, then I wouldn’t be able to supernatually experience Him. I have never seen a vision of Him or anything else (and I’m okay with that because I think it would scare the you know what out of me!) but, I have experienced His presence and His works. I think of the guys in the boat and how Jesus appeared, walking on the water toward them. They were struggling and having a hard time in the rough waters but when Jesus got… Read more »

Maria Cannon
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Maria Cannon

“ii. One could say that Jesus rescued His disciples from frustration and futility. Jesus wants us to work hard; but He never wants us to work in futility. Their work had not been a waste, but it waited for the touch of divine power and presence. “ I loved this part of the commentary. I can feel this in every part of me this morning, the rowing, trying, striving and seemingly getting nowhere. I am , with sometimes mustard seed faith of my own and the faith of others, hoping, praying and believing that with a divine touch He will… Read more »

rrmyjoy
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I would have been frightened at seeing Jesus at first too, but I imagine that his loving kindness would surpass that and the fear would go. Then I would just be happy to be with him. To be in a boat with my friends and Jesus. Traveling to a new place to do ministry along side him. What a beautiful thought.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Today too I would have loved to have had JESUS here with skin on!!! Last night after I finished my Bible reading and my post and all I went to Facebook to see what posts had been made about the Melodrama our son in law is currently playing in!! We went to see it Yesterday with our Daughter April and friends from Church that we raised our kids in!! Lots of different people were posting pictures!! The first post on my news feed stopped my heart and broke it in half!!! When we were brand new Christians we had a… Read more »

mgoane
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Bonnie, I am so sorry that you are hurting so deeply. My arms are hugging you tight.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

Thank You my Precious mgoane!!!
Hugging You back!!!