When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17 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. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.”
21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
22 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. 23 Then some boats from Tiberias landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks.
24 Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.
Which part should we start with?
Jesus has no trouble walking on water when the waters were rough. The Sea of Galilee is prone to sudden rough seas brought on like a wind sheer phenomena caused when cool air off the West mountains falls down into the Jordan river flowing into the Sea of Galilee. Hot air trapped around the lake rises suddenly and the waters become very turbulent inhibiting westward travel over the water. The severity and suddenness of these storms are compared to an earthquake storm. I'm guessing Jesus is really not using the water as a foot path. God healed the widow of Nain's son - with His Word. The Word of God is Living and Active. Something for this generation to think of - how Jesus walked on Stormy Ocean. In the dark.
immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading
Einstein's Theory of Relativity - Space Travel - Warp factor ~ Tells us about the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Dimensions melt. Theory for some - Word of God for Jesus.
Ephesians 4 tells us of the Company the Son of God maintains -
He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.
"God knows" something about the Universe. And "God knows" something about Science.
2 Peter 3:8
Beloved, do not let this one thing escape your notice: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name, by the greatness of his might, and because he is strong in power not one is missing.
Now more of the excellency of God's Very Word.
Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.
In search of Jesus?
Jesus of the Gospels and Jeremiah must know each other. They speak alike and David and Isaiah both knew Father God named the stars.
I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD. They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.
In Jesus we have access and confidence we can go to Jesus Christ the Lord.
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom
every family in heaven and on earth
Jesus Christ will dwell in our hearts with faith.
Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord,
so walk in Him,
having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.
Father, We hear You.
Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness; tremble before him, all the earth.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His Name. Jesus.
One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts. 5 On the glorious splendor of Your majesty And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate. 6 Men shall speak of the power of Your awesome acts, And I will tell of Your greatness.
Our Father God is God of ALL Things,
Ancient of Days,
We in confidence and jubilation lift up our Loved Ones and their care to You.
The People You have given us shall know Our God Reigns.
We ask this Nation Rise up in the Name of Jesus for His Glory and our Hope.
We pray of the Goodness of His Creation to Proclaim the Love of Jesus and His Saving Mercy.
And we shall know the Greatest of All of God's Miracles - The Salvation of Jesus - for me.
And we proclaim Thanks! Dear Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †