Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After saying farewell to them, he went up on the mountain to pray.
When evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea. He intended to pass them by. But when they saw him walking on the sea, they thought it was a ghost and cried out; for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.” Then he got into the boat with them and the wind ceased.
And they were utterly astounded, for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened. Mark 6:45-52
The super theme here: These guys just don’t get it! They have seen healings, exorcisms, winds and waves calmed, a resurrection, and feeding thousands of people with barely enough to feed thirteen people. They have performed healings and exorcisms under his authority. Now they see him walking across the water in the middle of the night, and they are still puzzled and struggling to comprehend the bread incident? Really?
I think more than their hearts were hardened!
At times, we can all be a bit dense and not understand what “42” is up to, even when it is right in front of our noses. Sometimes, we can be…
Sometimes we are too dense to see you at work in the world today. Open our hearts that we may see, please! We need your Spirit to comprehend you better and understand that you are infinite and often unfathomable.
I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen!