John 6:16-21

“Now when evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into the boat, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was already dark, and Jesus had not come to them. Then the sea arose because a great wind was blowing.”

“So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.”

John 6:16-21

And the sea arose, swelled, and was tumultuous and raging; the waves mounted up, and tossed the ship to and fro by reason of a great wind that blew; which agitated the waters of the sea, and lifted up the waves;

The storm seems to have arose after they had set sail and were out in the midst of the sea.

Their vessel was a small one, something of a boat: as to sails, if they had any, they could not now use them, because of the storm.

Jesus walking on the sea, thus suspending the laws of gravitation with a manifestation of unlimited power. Jesus did this by His own power; therefore Jesus showed forth his Godhood. In this one miracle we discover His power from these 3 things:

1. Though at a distance from his disciples, he knew their distress.

2. He found them out on the lake, and probably in the midst of darkness.

3. He walked upon the water.

Job, speaking of those things whereby the omnipotence of God was demonstrated, says particularly in Job 9:8, “He walketh upon the waves of the sea:” Implying that this was impossible to anything other than Omnipotence.

And drawing nigh unto the ship; though Mark says, He “would have passed by them” Mark 6:48; that is, He seemed as if He would. But His intention was to come to them and save them from perishing, which Jesus did do.

Jesus says “It is I; be not afraid.” This is the gospel message of peace. Christ’s presence is peace to the soul.

Then once they knew who He was; and especially then He was all the more welcome, as they were in distress; and Jesus was able as they well knew, to help them:

Immediately the ship was at the land where they were headed; which was done, as Nonnus the poetjesus_walks_water-1 observes, by a divine motion; because not only did the wind cease, but another miracle was performed. The ship was in an instant at the place where they intended to go.




The Bully Everyone Loves

This is actually not my first blog on Bullying …

I was a volunteer during a local surfing competition this past week. This is the story of my experience …

This man, we’ll call him Charlie, works in association with the National Kidney Foundation and Rich Salick surfing competitions. After having several unpleasant encounters with him, including shoving me during the first day of setting up, avoiding him the 2nd and 3rd day, he finally pushed me over the edge, and I allowed my mouth to lose it’s temper …

Upon returning from a job inquiry where I had just been hired, I went to get my badge and had gone around to help out on several occasions and checked with others to see if they needed anything. I hadn’t even been there 2 hours yet. Most people had things pretty squared away by that point, but I did manage to assist with a handful of tasks in that time.

At the start of lunch he begins accusing me of not working and demanding I leave. I informed that I had done several things then I stared at him for a moment. He asked me at that point if I knew who he was. All I saw was a bully with a big mouth and big stomach. I’ve dealt with bullies since childhood, and I never backed down from them. I can smell them. They wreak of trash talk and are always full of bull …

I didn’t have a problem with anybody else. None that I was aware of anyway, but I do not tolerate people who behave the way he does or the way he treats people. Everyone else, I swear it’s like they have battered wife syndrome. They see nothing wrong with his behavior. So I walk away very angry after standing up to him, and I’m seen as the bad guy. I wasn’t going to win this battle and that’s what made me so angry.

Just a like a typical bully tho, he “goes crying to mommy” so to speak and threatens to call the police … while I was on my way out already. As if it would matter after I’m gone.

Considering how pleasant everyone else in charge was, this guy is just an embarrassment to the foundation and the sport …

None of them even know that I’m homeless. I’m not a drinker or an addict. I don’t smoke anything. I was hoping to get a good reference out of doing this. I had hoped that maybe being affiliated with the organization and surf sport might help in finding work in the area. I’d been struggling for a while trying to find employment.

Needless to say my chances were blown and I didn’t get to eat much on this day.

This is why we live in a government tyranny. Because people justify, minimize or just plain do not see the reality about someone like this man. And it’s men just like him, or worse who control our country … and then everyone accepts the lies and propaganda about a person like myself, rather than believing the truth.

Honestly, the truth is I’m nobody. Just an abandoned husband and forgotten father who means nothing to anyone. The other truth is that no matter where I go or how I try, I’m simply not allowed to be myself, because being myself is not being like everyone else …

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