John 6:19 ” When they had rowed three or three and a half miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were terrified.”

The Sea of Galilee is only a little over 8 miles across, so the disciples had rowed almost halfway when Jesus appeared out of the darkness, walking on the water.  The disciples were terrified.  Matthew’s Gospel tells us that they thought it was a ghost gliding across the water.  Here were men who had traveled with, ministered along side, and observed miracle after miracle from the hand of Jesus…but still doubted.  They could of also remembered Old Testament  Scriptures such as Job 9:8 that said, “He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.”  Or Psalm 77:19, “Your path led through the sea, Your ways through the mighty waters, though Your footprints were not seen.”  So the next time you start to beat yourself up for doubting God…remember, the disciples did too.

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