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 terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going. (John 6:16-21, NRSV)
Do not be afraid, it is I!
Wouldn’t it be great if we could hear these words from Jesus? Maybe you have.
Think about how the disciples would have felt being on the water at night and they see something walking on the water. But then as soon as He got to them they reached the land. So how fast was Jesus walking?
I still think it is interesting that He tells them, “Do not be afraid!” The same He says to us as He approaches us in our journeys on life, “Do not be afraid!”