A Christ Filled Life – Getting to Know Jesus
John 6:16) And when even was now come, His disciples went down unto the sea, Matthew 14:23. 17) And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them. 18) And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. 19) So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. 20) But He saith unto them, It is I, be not afraid. 21) Then they willingly received Him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went. 22) The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto His disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with His disciples into the boat, but that His disciples were gone away alone; 23) (Howbeit there came other boats from Tiberias nigh unto the place where they did eat bread, after that the Lord had given thanks:). 24) When the people therefore saw that Jesus was not there, neither His disciples, they also took shipping, and came to Capernaum, seeking for Jesus.
Quest Study Bible, Nelson’s Bible Commentary – Why did Jesus walk on water? This served to strengthen the disciples’ trust in Jesus at a time when they probably felt disappointed and confused by His refusal to be made king the day before (6:14, 15). It also provides powerful evidence of Jesus’ ability to help us in the storms and troubles we face. This fifth miracle pointed to Jesus’ deity. Only God could walk on water, calm the sea, and supernaturally transport the disciples to their destination. If we have received Christ Jesus the Lord, though the night be dark, and the wind high, yet we may comfort ourselves, we shall be at the shore before long. Praise GOD!
More to come and God Bless You.