Jesus walks on the water - More than One Miracle
" When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 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. A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified. But he said to them, 'It is I; don't be afraid.' Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading." John 6:16-21
When looking at this you are amazed at Jesus walking on the water! IT IS AMAZING!!!! But there is more to the story than what first appears -
The disciples were in a very scary situation - the waters were rough. They didn't know what to do. They tried to go on by themselves. Then Jesus comes up to them and says "Guys, I'm walking on the same water that you are walking on." They are terrified. THEN they are willing to let Jesus in the boat - THEN they are willing to give him control of the scary situation - THEN and ONLY THEN do they reach shore - safety - protection - the calm.
It's not a story of literallity - yes the event did happen, but the point of the story is not for us to think "Sweet! He walked on water!". The event's purpose is to teach us to to go to Christ in the scary situations. To accept him and his control; to trust him. He is saying to you "Hey, I'm going through _______ with you. Let me take the lead". You HAVE TO invite him in to take control - Only when you say that you can't control the situation and that you want him to have control and give it to him - ONLY THEN do you reach shore - ONLY THEN do you land and reach stability. ONLY THEN do you reach Stability through Christ.
Are you scared? Are you lost? Look around you – inside you – are you? Are you scared about eternity? Only when we invite Christ to be the Lord of our ship will we reach safety – the shore – home. Here’s the thing though, we can’t say Christ is the Lord of our life and then do whatever we want – that is hypocrisy and a lie. No, we must give Christ Lordship of our lives; he must be the master. ONLY when we give him this will everything become all right. ONLY when we make him Lord of our lives does everything become right. Only then.
To succeed we must secede from command and proceed by giving Christ the lead role. We must become smaller and he must become greater. If we give him control - literally tell him - "you have control of my life - please help me in this situation - I can't do it - you can - please..." and live it out - we will reach shore - we will gain direction and not feel lost. We will have stability.
STABILITY THROUGH CHRIST
He loves YOU.