John 6:15-21 "When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed
again into a mountain himself alone. 16 And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,
17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. 19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs,
they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. 20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be
not afraid. 21 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went."
Psalm 8:6 "Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:"
In John 6 Jesus had just fed the multitude with a five barley loaves of bread and two fish and
they still had twelve baskets of food left over. The people were so amazed by the fact that
He fed them all with so little food and with all His miracles they wanted to make Him their
king. Verse 15 says: "When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a
king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone." Meanwhile, his
disciples got in the boat and crossed over toward Capernaum. After it became dark, a great
wind came up tossing the boat around and the disciples were unable to bring it to shore. Then
they saw Jesus walking toward them on the water and were afraid. Jesus said, "It is I; be not afraid."
Matthew 14 says that "Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water." After
Peter took a few steps he looked around and seeing how boisterous the wind was, became afraid and began to sink. Jesus
stretched forth His hand and caught him and they walked on to the ship together. As soon as Jesus
stepped on the ship the wind ceased and the sea became calm.
Notice that in the very next chapter the scribes and Pharisees come to Jesus trying to trap Him, then He has to deal with a girl who is devil possessed and after that He must feed another multitude of hungry people. I'm so glad He has all things under His feet! He can calm the winds, save us from shipwreck and drowning, bring us safely to shore, deal with the scoffers, take care of the devil and still have time to take us up to a mountain and sit us down at His feet and feed us! What a God!
Matthew 14:29-31 "And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
30 But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst
As soon as Peter cried out "Lord, save me," Jesus immediately stretched forth His
hand and caught him. When we cry out to God to save us His response is immediate! Then, when
the disciples received Him into the ship it didn't take them another hour or two to reach the
shore. Verse 31 says immediately the ship was at the land whither they went. Another
miracle? Yes, I think so! When we receive Him into our hearts and our lives, we are immediately
saved. We will immediately have peace in our lives. Just be sure to hold on to Him, though, and
stay in the boat!
The Master of the Sea
The Master of the Sea
By: Squire Parsons
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