Mark 6:45-52 – Jesus Walks on the Water

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Mark 6:46

  1. Because Jesus had worked hard, he now wanted to spend time alone with his Father to pray.
  2. When Jesus was born a man, he took on the form of a “servant when he became a man” (Phil 2:6-8), thus making himself voluntarily dependent on his Father to know what he should do (John 5:19) and dependent on the Holy Spirit to do what the Father commanded (Acts 10:38).
    1. Jesus did this to fully share our human condition and to lead the way. We are Jesus’ disciples when we imitate Jesus, listen to the Father and live in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Mark 6:48

  1. No matter how hard the disciples worked, they got nowhere because the wind was against them.
    1. This may be the case in the various stages of life, but it is important to remember that nothing is impossible for God (Luke 1:37).
  2. John writes of Jesus that “through him all things were made, and without him nothing was made that was made.” (John 1:3).
    1. The whole earth was created through Jesus and he has every opportunity to do what he wants with his own creation.
  3. When God created the heavens and the earth, He determined the order and the laws of nature that would prevail (Gen 1:1, Jer 33:25).
    1. At a later point, Jesus tells his disciples that he has been given “all authority in heaven and on earth.” (Matthew 28:18).
      1. That Jesus has been given all power on earth is here amply demonstrated by the fact that even the waters must obey him.
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