Saturday 4 May 2019

About Today Readings

Acts 6:1-7. Psalm 32(33):1-2, 4-5, 18-19. John 6:16-21.

Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you – Psalm 32(33):1-2, 4-5, 18-19. 

‘They saw Jesus walking on the sea.’

Picture the scene on the sea of Tiberias. It was dark. The wind had blown up and the waves were rocking the boat. They begin to row, confident in their own skills to guide the boat to shore. Everything is under control. They have done this before.

Suddenly their calm assurance is shattered as they catch sight of Jesus walking on the waves. They are terrified. ‘Don’t be afraid. It’s me!’ Jesus said. (Don’t you love the intimacy of these words?) Jesus’ words quell the storm that his mastery over the forces of the wind and sea has caused within them. They attempt to get him on board to row him to shore, but, almost at once, they have arrived with no further effort on their part. They are safe.

Lord, make us aware of our dependence on you to overcome the difficulties and problems of our daily lives.

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