Tuesday, November 6, 2018

John 6:20-21

Who is the one person in your life that can calm the most fearful situation?  Is it your mom or dad?  Your best friend?  Who is it?  In today’s letter we’ll see who it was for the disciples of Christ.

John records this story in his gospel at chapter 6 and verses 20 and 21, “But He said to them, ‘It is I; do not be afraid.’  Then they willing received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where it was going.”

The disciples had been rowing across the Sea of Galilee for three or four hours, in the dark, against very strong winds when they see someone walking across the water toward their boat.  They were scared to death… wouldn’t you be?  When they heard Jesus’ voice and recognized Him, their fear disappeared, they gladly received Him and the situation was immediately resolved.

Jesus’ presence calms fears.  Just hearing His voice brought peace to a fearful situation.  His presence in our lives will bring peace to us as well, if we will do as the disciples did.  They heard His voice and then received Him to themselves.
Your teammates and coaches can likewise calm a chaotic situation or solve a thorny problem for your team.  A calm question or a gentle word of encouragement can be as powerful as Jesus walking onto your storm-tossed boat. 

Receive the counsel and encouragement of your teammates and coaching staff in today’s competition.  They are keys to victory.  Make this a day of greatness. 

Bible Reading Plan:
John 8:31-47
II Peter 3:1-9
Job 6
Ezekiel 17-19