“When evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. Darkness had already set in, but Jesus had not yet come to them. Then a high wind arose, and the sea began to churn. After they had rowed about three or four miles,they saw Jesus walking on the sea. He was coming near the boat, and they were afraid.” But He said to them, “It is I.Don’t be afraid!” Then they were willing to take Him on board, and at once the boat was at the shore where they were heading.” John 6: 16-21
It was on this thought my heart lingered this morning:
“Darkness had already set in, but Jesus had not yet come to them.”
How many of us can relate to those seasons in life when the darkness is all around us and we wonder if Jesus lost his copy of the itinerary?
Umm, Jesus, where are you? It’s getting dark.
So, we continue along on our journey, we take the next step, uncertain as to when Jesus is going to arrive on the scene.
Sometimes Jesus allows the darkness to show up in our lives in order to soften our hearts, stretch our faith, and open our eyes to who we desperately need in the boat with us.
It was the absence of light, the chaotic seas, and losing sight of the shore when the disciples were reminded again of who and what they needed most in their lives. It was this vulnerable state combined with a Savior who spoke timely truth that calmed their fears and prompted the disciples to invite Jesus into their situation.
Today if you feel as if the darkness has already set in but Jesus has not yet come…consider this…maybe He’s not late. Maybe He’s right on time. Maybe He’s standing right there next to your rocking world just waiting for the invitation to climb in the boat.