Jesus was doing more than solving the dilemma of how to get to his disciples in the middle of the Sea of Galilee when he set off walking across the waves to catch up to them. I always thought this was a straight-forward bible story meaning little more than “Wow! Jesus is really cool!” This story, turns out is deeper than I could possibly have imagined.
To read the story in Matthew, Mark, and John, as well as some truly astounding (to me, at least) related biblical prophesies and a couple of loosely related passages, click here. To read my last blog on this subject two days ago, click here. They’re neither of them long, but you’ll get more out of what follows if you’ve read them, and especially the first one.
I prayed: “Lord, it’s amazing all the references about you walking, riding on the sea in the Old Testament. I didn’t realize. And I never even thought about Your ascension answering to the clouds being Your chariot. (Ps 104:2-3, Acts 1:9) Amazing! It must have been a wonderful, terrifying experience to see You ascend and return to Your glory as God.”
And He said:
You see now how I brought My disciples along gradually to see the truth? This is a model for you also to follow in discipling new believers. They don’t yet know Me very well. They may think they know, but not as they need to know Me. You, too, have come to know Me a tiny bit at a time–here a little, there a little, line upon line, precept on precept. So do I impart not only light, but life to My people I am not interested in you acquiring vast stores of knowledge until you know Me. The knowledge points to Me and comes from Me, but if you acquire it apart from Me, it only brings death.
You know in your own experience this is true. I have many who seek after knowledge and wisdom, but who never seek after Me. They want to learn all about Me, but here I am, offering Myself to you, and you will not come to Me that you might have life.
I AM He who comes to you walking on the water.
I AM He who comes to you through the stormy sea.
Nature is My handmaiden. All her moods speak of Me.
You are Mine, and I will make you masters of the sea.
In the times of Moses I wrote upon the tablets.
Those who walked with him the way had such a stony heart.
Not a one save Joshua, and Caleb, My beloved
Managed to cross over into the promised land.
And here I am in you today calling you to slip away
From the frantic pace of life to spend some time with Me.
Do not let the pounding waves divert your eyes from Me, My child.
Come to me, My little ones and place your hand in Mine.
I AM He who doth provide a haven safe above the tide.
No one else can touch you there, My sacred, holy bride.
I love it when Jesus gives me a poem. They’re always such a blessing to me. There’s something about art that seems to bridge the gap between the mind and the spirit. I’ll have more scheduled to post in a couple of days, so be sure to check back.
Love in Him, Cindy