Don’t let Jesus pass you by

November 21st, 2010

I was reading Mark 6:45-56 this morning. This is the passage that the NIV Bible heads up as “Jesus walking on the water”.

This passage talks about Jesus sending the disciples ahead Him across the lake to Bethsaida. While they went He went up the hill to pray. As they journeyed a huge storm blew in and they feared for their lives.

I have read this passage many times before, but today as I read it I noticed verse 48 and saw something I have never seen before. It says…

“He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them…

As I said I have read this passage many times before but have never really noticed that Jesus was about to pass them by. The reason why Jesus stopped was that they “cried out” (v49).

I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if they had not of cried out to Jesus. Would He have stopped? Would He have saved them?

I think the same thing can happen to us today. We can be going through a difficult time and we don’t call out to Jesus for help. He is always ready and willing to answer our cry for help.

If you are going through a hard time today, I would encourage you to not let Jesus pass you by. Cry out to Him for help today.

God Bless,

Dave