Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Miraculous Boat Launch

It's amazing how you can read the same thing many, many times and still see something new...

I was reading this morning about the feeding of the 5000 by Jesus then how He walked on water. Many people know the story (it's in John 6) where Jesus is walking on the water, the disciples think He's a ghost, Peter steps out. Now here's the funny part. In John's account it doesn't mention Peter walking on water, but it does add this at the end:

John 6:20-21 ~ But Jesus said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid.” Then they were glad to take Him into the boat. At once the boat came to land at the place where they wanted to go. (NCV)

The second Jesus got in the boat, it appeared at land! How does that happen? They were obviously out in the middle of the sea when they saw Jesus or else Peter wouldn't have been so worried to walk on water ("Sure Jesus, I'll hop out the boat, it's only three feet deep").

So the boat obviously moved! And I don't mean like a boat, the boat transferred from one place to another. The second the disciples recognized Jesus and took Him in, the storm was gone and they were safe at land.

Sounds like what happens when we trust Jesus sometimes...


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