“Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go ahead of him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. After he said good-bye to them, he went away to the mountain to pray. Well into the night, the boat was in the middle of the sea, and he was alone on the land. He saw them straining at the oars, because the wind was against them.” (Mark 6:45-48)
Max Lucado: “Let’s climb into the boat with the disciples on the storm-tossed sea. Look at their rain-splattered faces. What do you see? Fear, for sure. Doubt? Absolutely. You may even hear a question shouted over the wind. ‘Anyone know where Jesus is?’
The answer is clear and surprising: praying. Then Jesus became the answer to hi own prayer.
He turned the water into a walkway and came walking to the apostles in the storm.”*
*Lucado, You Can Count on God (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2021), 21.