Matthew 14:22-34, Mark 6:45-53, and John 6:15-21
Jesus walking on the water in Mark and John does not have Peter joining Him. For this blog we will jump between Mark and John.
This is the story: Jesus tried to get away to a quiet place, but hordes of people followed, so He spent the day teaching them. After He fed them, He sent His disciples to go across the sea. He went further up the mountain to pray. Nearly dawn, He looked out and saw His disciples three or four miles out trying to row against a storm. He walked out to them. They were terrified; He told them not to be afraid. They took Him into the boat with them. Immediately, they were across the sea to where He wanted to go.
What can we learn from this story?
1. Jesus sent them on ahead. 2. He could see them trying to row against the wind. 3. He goes to them and almost walked by them, but they holler out to Him. 4. Once He was in the boat, suddenly they were where He sent them.
1. Jesus sent us to do something. 2. We work toward it. 3. We are frightened, but when we cry out to Him, He joins us. 4. When He is with us, we get to where He sends.
1. Jesus sends us. 2. He sees us struggling, trying to get it done without Him. 3. He comes to help us, but we need to call out to Him. 4. He moves us to where He wants us.
Personalize the points for yourself. What has Jesus told you to go do? Are you struggling to get there? Are you afraid? Do you need to cry out to Him and bring Him on board?