We probably think we are familiar with the story of Jesus walking on the water in Johns Gospel. Who else walked on the water with him?
If you said Peter well, you’re actually wrong, because John doesn’t record anyone getting out of the boat to meet Jesus on the water!
Instead, John highlights a different aspect of this miracle.
The disciples are rowing, fighting a stiff breeze and a bit of swell, then, out in the water, they see Jesus walking ON the water! They are terrified, and Jesus says – “I AM. Do not fear”.
These are powerful words.
They are the same words God used to reveal Himself to Israel in Exodus.
Effectively, Jesus is saying “I am God with you, you don’t need to be afraid”
We often face spiritual and emotional storms that can feel like being in a small boat on a big lake, & Jesus is right there with us & says the same thing to us. “I AM. Don’t be scared”.
Difficult & testing times are inevitable, but rather than enduring them in fear, we need to remember that Jesus comes, and meets us in the middle, we are not alone and we endure in faith.
What ever you circumstance, you can trust Him. He is the source of peace.