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Walking on Water

It’s pretty crazy to think that Jesus once WALKED on WATER. Of course, anything is possible with Jesus, but, come on…isn’t it weird to think about a person physically walking on the top of H2O? Does it strike anyone else as a bit odd and wild? 
 
I think it begs the question “Why?” Why did Jesus walk on water?
 
As I was reading Mark chapter 6 this morning in my Pause Bible Reading Plan, I think I discovered the “Why?”
 
I think Jesus walked on water in order to reach his disciples out in the middle of the lake, because he had something to important say to them. 
 
He wanted to tell them the three phrases that are written in red in our Bibles. Here they are:
 
Take courage.
 
It is I.
 
Don’t be afraid. 
 
It’s amazing the lengths (and possible depths…get it?…he was on water), Jesus will go to in order to minister to us. 
 
He does the impossible, goes the distance, and defies the odds, in order to communicate to you and I:  Take courage. It’s me. Don’t be afraid. 
 
Case in point: the cross. 
 
The lyrics of a song we’ve been singing at church lately says this so well:
 
There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me
There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me
To that I would add: no water you won’t walk on, coming after me.
Grace & Peace,
John