“It is I. Do not be afraid.”

Continuing on in John (6:16-21), the evening of the day Jesus miraculously multiplied the loaves and fish, His disciples decide to again cross the Sea of Galilee, this time to go to Capernaum.  They encounter some rough weather, and in the midst of this they see Jesus walking to them on the water.  They are afraid, but Jesus calms them with the words at top.  They then immediately arrive at the shore.  Comforting words from Jesus for them and for us.  When we trust that Jesus is there for us even in our darkest hours, our fears are calmed and we arrive at our desired destination safely.  “It is I” can also be rendered “I  AM.”  Jesus makes it clear that He has such powers as walking on water and delivering them to land in an instant because He is divine.  With belief in this divinity we realize that Jesus can help us to work through or overcome any problem, concern, heartache, or illness.  Maybe the resolution will not come in the form in which we desire it, or a healing won’t come on the physical level, but it is our eternal destiny that is the primary concern we should share with the Lord.  We must constantly pray for an increase in faith, hope, and love so that we will maintain a disposition of trust in the Lord so as to realize, with Paul, that His grace is sufficient for us (2 Cor 12:9) in any circumstance.

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