When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going. (John 6:16-21)
Prayer of the Day
Gracious and almighty Father, thank you that it is Jesus who comes to be our Savior and Lord. Deliver me and your church from fickleness that is frightened of you one moment and glad to welcome you the next. No matter where we are or what we’re doing Lord, walk right up to our boat and take over… that all our wrong fears may be hushed and our faith be set on the solid ground of Calvary. I ask this in your name, Amen.
© WordAlone Ministries, from Daily Devotions with Pastor Paul Owens