Week 6, Wednesday, Mark 6:45-56

 Mark Devotions

by, Sunil Balasundaram
 

Go to Mark 6:30-44

[Please do read the passage before (or after) reading the devotion.]

 

“Jesus made his disciples get into the boat… He saw (them) straining at the oars, because the wind was against them.” I am reminded again and again through Scripture and by experience that just because I am obedient to Jesus’ direction does not mean it will all be “smooth sailing.” There will be times of struggle for the obedient disciple. But that is no indication you (or Jesus) was wrong, or that He does not care for you, or you just need to grit your teeth and “soldier” on by yourself. Jesus, sees, cares, and comes to them in a most unique way – walking on water. It’s not about the miraculous-ness of the occurrence, but the uniqueness that is important. Look for Jesus to treat you as so unique, and so too your circumstance as unique, so that he gives a unique answer to that issue/problem. But more than that he seeks to reveal himself to you in a truly unique way that draws you closer to him.

 

Prayer: I sometimes wonder, Lord Jesus, if it really is you that set me on this path. Why else is it so difficult? Am I in “rough water” because of my own stubbornness? But then I am reminded of the many times you met opposition even as you were obedient to your Father’s will; in fact because you were obedient. Thank you for the reassurance that you see me in my trouble and agony. And thank you that you uniquely reveal yourself to me to show your power, your love. May I treasure every experience of your salvation (saving/rescuing/delivering) that finally takes me to my (our) destination. Amen.

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