Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Path Through the Sea



Jesus: exhausted
Yet never exhausted
Made his disciples
Leave by boat
While he dismissed the crowd.

He loved the crowd
He loved the disciples even more
And love the Father most of all

He was with the crowd
When they ate their fill
He must have eaten with them
But he was still hungry
Deep in his soul

He had to get away
To get alone
To go up the mountain to pray

We'll never know what was said
Nor what was left unsaid
In the depths of silent knowing

Did Jesus know how he'd re-unite
With the Twelve...
Or did he just obey, not knowing
But knowing his Father?

He prayed
That's all we know
That's all we need to know

He saw that they were struggling
Painfully plying the oars
Against the wind
And so he came to them
Late in the night

He simply walked out to them
Held up by water and faith
In the authority his Father had given him

He walked
And would have passed on by
But they cried out
Terrified
Of a watery ghost

He calmed their fears
Climbed into the heaving boat
And all was calm
Except their beating hearts

Utterly astounded
They simply stared


...When they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, "Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid."
--Mark 6:49-50

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