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Mark 6:50 For they all saw [Jesus] and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”
The disciples don’t have a chance to process the meaning of this miracle before they see the next one. Their exhaustion opens up their imaginations when they see Jesus walking on water, the same and very real water against which they are straining. Jesus boards their boat and the storm ceases—they are utterly astounded. They don’t yet understand that Jesus’ power and presence is the power and presence of God Almighty.
Like us, the disciples struggle to understand that this miracle is about God being with them—present to them, saving them in the face of sure destruction. We are in good company. “Take heart—do not be afraid.”
MOVING FORWARD: Who in your life needs to hear this story of miraculous salvation? Share it with them today.