Wednesday, 9th January

Mark 6:45–52

Immediately Jesus made his disciples get
into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he
dismissed the crowd. After saying farewell to them, he went up on the mountain
to pray. When evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on
the land. When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse
wind, he came towards them early in the morning, walking on the sea. He
intended to pass them by. But when they saw him walking on the sea, they
thought it was a ghost and cried out; for they all saw him and were terrified.
But immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take heart, it is I; do not be
afraid." Then he got into the boat with them and the wind ceased. And they
were utterly astounded, for they did not understand about the loaves, but their
hearts were hardened.


l   What is my bond with Jesus?

l   Can I believe that Jesus is approaching me in my panic?