|Boat on the Sea of Galilee, AKA the Sea of Tiberias, |
AKA The sea of Geneserate
Thoughts: Some Biblical scholars feel as if this story of Jesus coming to the disciples is actually a post resurrection story. Regardless it is full of mystery and wonder. And yet it is a story that brings comfort to many of us. Here the disciples are--all alone--facing a storm, struggling at the oars and who shows up---Jesus! He calls out for us to not be afraid and when we reach to bring him into the boat, alas our ordeal is over and we've reached the shore. Not only is Jesus here the master of wind and wave, he is the bringer of peace in the midst of the storm. That image alone could be the meditation of a lifetime.
Questions: I often say that fear is the opposite of faith. Do you agree?