I was reading John 6 tonight. I have read that chapter many times, but the awesome thing about God’s Word is that you are always discovering something new. Tonight this verse jumped out at me:
“Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.” (Verse 21) (The red highlight is mine.)
The wind was blowing hard, and the waves were rough. That didn’t stop Jesus from walking on those waves to where the boat was, several miles from where they started.
But the verse says that when Jesus got into the boat, immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading! Immediately! They were instantly there! This is just amazing to me.
Charles Spurgeon always has Spirit-filled insight on Bible passages. His commentary can be found free online at this link:
Here is what he said about this verse.
No sooner was Jesus with them than they were where they wanted to be. The presence of Christ works wonders for us, we are soon at our haven when the Lord of heaven comes to us.
The sea and the winds knew how not only to spare the vessel, but to carry it instantaneously to the place where they wished to be. But how often have you and I been rowing about, five-and-twenty or thirty furlongs, and we did not seem to be getting out of the storm at all; but the moment Christ has come, we have been where we wished to be. Oh, glory be to his name; there is no difficulty that you can be in, dear friends, but Christ can get you out of it in a moment, and bring you where you should be.
I started of thinking about situations in my life, or the lives of my loved ones. The winds and waves of trouble are rough. Some of the problems have lasted for a good while. But I need to be patient, have faith, and keep praying. In God’s perfect timing, Jesus will get on my boat, and suddenly the impossible situation will be solved!