Wednesday, 20 January 2021 – Take Courage

Good afternoon Church family

Today reading Mark 6, I was amused to see the people’s astonishment at Jesus’ teaching, added to the disciples astonishment at the miracle of Jesus walking on water right after they had seen him feed five thousand people contrasted by Jesus’ astonishment at their lack of belief or the fact that the disciples still did not seem to get what having Jesus in their lives meant for them.

In the case of the disciples the scripture says “But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out; for they all saw Him and were terrified. But immediately He spoke with them and *said to them, “Take courage; it is I, do not be afraid.” “Then He got into the boat with them, and the wind stopped; and they were utterly astonished,” for they had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.” Mark 6:49-52

We might look on that situation and we might say come on, you have seen Jesus doing the most incredible miracles and you are still worried! And yet how true is this mindset in us today. I am certain that everyone of us have seen God move in our lives in miraculous ways and yet when troubles come we seem to lose our Hope very quickly. As amusing as it might seem, it is not so easy when you are living it personally. So how can we get out of that negative mindset. Well, God’s call to all His people has always been to remember. Maybe we need a list we can look at in the hard times that remind us that if God has come through for us before He will again.

What might Jesus say to you in your circumstance….“Take courage, it is I, the same Jesus, who was with you then and who is with you now, you don’t need to be afraid.”



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