Jesus takes an extensive tour in this journey. He first travels from a mountain near Bethsaida to Bethsaida near Capernaum, before heading over to Capernaum – and his tour may have likely went on further from here. We are reading in Mark 6:47-52; Matthew 14:24-33; John 6:16-21.
The Disciples were sent on a boat while Jesus escaped the multitude, to which, the Disciples on the boat again encountered a storm. The boat was off course and hard to row; however, Jesus came to His Disciples by walking on the water.
They were quite fearful and unsure what to say. Peter replies and says if it is really Him, then have him come to Him. Jesus told him to come, and when he did, he walked on the water to go to Jesus, but when the wind blew, Peter was fearful and sank crying to the Lord for help.
Jesus saved Peter, and wondered why their faith again failed them in a state of crisis. They saw His Power in feeding the 5,000; therefore, why did they not know His Power was still available to them.
What can we learn from this?
When Jesus goes to lead us, we need to listen. In Peter’s case here, the natural man gave in and did not listen to the spiritual man on the inside. We must have contact with the spiritual man to understand spiritual things. We must fully trust the Lord, for He makes the difference!
Gennesaret Welcomed Jesus
We are reading here in Mark 6:53-56; Matthew 14:34-36, as Jesus is welcomed into Gennesaret. They come to land South of Capernaum at the plain of Gennesaret. The sick are brought from everywhere and by simply touching His clothes, they are healed. He travels about in this part of the country, ending up at Capernaum.
What can we learn: No matter how far off course we may be blown, we will always be in a place where the Lord can work to help us and help others. We must depend upon the Lord, because He is our source of strength.