“When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 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. But he said to them, ‘It is I; do not be afraid.’ Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.”
Life is a journey and not always an easy one. Most of us can look back with some regrets admitting “the sea became rough” on more than a few occasions. It got “dark” out there when “Jesus had not yet come” in our time of need. “Strong wind” made progress slow and the “miles” long.
We “were frightened” by our first encounter with Christ. But “coming near” He whispered to our anxious souls, “do not be afraid” and fear vanished. We became “glad to take Him into the boat” and “immediately” we arrived at the place we “were going”.
Thank you, Jesus.
The papier-mâché and driftwood art was created by Anita Russel who kindly gave me permission to use its image on this post (http://www.driftwood-dreams.co.uk/).