“Late at night, the boat was far out at sea; Jesus was still by himself on land. He could see his men struggling with the oars, the wind having come up against them. At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them, walking on the sea. He intended to go right by them. But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and screamed, scared out of their wits. Jesus was quick to comfort them: “Courage! It’s me. Don’t be afraid.” As soon as he climbed into the boat, the wind died down. They were stunned, shaking their heads, wondering what was going on. They didn’t understand what he had done at the supper. None of this had yet penetrated their hearts.” – Mark 6:47-52 MSG
What do you see in the storms of life? The disciples saw struggle. They saw the wind that was against them. They saw the darkness. They saw the hopelessness of their situation. Yet, if we look at the story, Jesus was watching them the whole time. Some see the stressfulness of their circumstances. The disciple were scared and panicked. They screamed like little girls (no offense ladies)! Yet Jesus was in their midsts. As soon as He climbed in the boat the wind died down. If we aren’t careful we can miss Him in the storm. Be encouraged. He’s watching, He’s present. Let Him in the boat. What do you see in the storms of life? Struggle, stress, or the Savior?
This post originally appeared in 2010