June 30, 2009
Fishing_Pete: we are out on a lake rowing our backs out. Jesus no where around.
Fishing_Pete: getting real dark, storms coming
Jesus_loves_John: Thinks that we should turn this boat around.
Fishing_Pete: Story weather hits us
Jesus_loves_John: Thinks he sees the Ghost of Jesus
Fishing_Pete: Man am I scared.
John 6:19-20 CEV
(19) When the disciples had rowed for three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the water. He kept coming closer to the boat, and they were terrified.
(20) But he said, "I am Jesus! Don't be afraid!"
You see, it is possible to know Jesus in the deepest most wonderful way, as the disciples did, and yet, when Jesus comes to talk to you and get you through a situation you will be scared out of your wits.
Recently a friend changed his Facebook status to 'wanting to see more of Jesus in my life.' He is going through some tough times and feels he needs a touch from God. I wonder if he would see God move in his life if it were to happen. Or would he be afraid of it and try to push it back away from himself.
We have the advantage of the Word to follow every day, and 2000 years of history about Jesus. We should not fault the disciples when they were scarred, we most likely would react the same way.