January 22, 2015
In today's qt, Jesus walks on water in verse 19, but what stood out to me more was in verse 21 where the boat "immediately reached the shore where the disciples were heading" when the disciples were "willing to take him into the boat." and it made think how this may be similar to an unbeliever starting to believe, even though it doesn't quite fit. Then now I'm wondering why did the boat immediately reach the shore?
One obvious answer is that it was done for His Glory, but I still wonder if there is something more, something he intended to tell us through this story besides for His Glory because after all, everything is done for His Glory in the end.
Perhaps it's meant to show that Jesus has power over time and space, which would be more impressive than walking on water. Perhaps it is similar to an unbeliever in doubt and fear about the Lord, and then upon becoming willing to accept him, their ultimate destination of salvation is immediately reached by grace.
Application: listen to Haggai and Zechariah