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"They willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going" (John 6:21).

Two things happen at once when Jesus stepped on board the disciples' boat: 1) the storm ceased, and 2) the boat landed at the shore to which the disciples were headed.

There is a very important message for all of us in this story. The Lake of Galilee is six to eight miles across. Having been born and reared in this area, no doubt the disciples were in familiar territory. They had set out from the eastern side of the lake at about 6 p.m., intending to cross over to the western shore.

As they made the crossing, suddenly a storm came up and their passage became extremely difficult. They rowed until 3 a.m. and had only been able to cover three or four miles. That is when they saw Jesus coming toward them, walking on the water.

After six to nine hours of exhaustive toil, they were only halfway across the lake. In the midst of the storm, in the middle of the lake, Jesus stepped on board their ship. When His feet touched the deck, immediately the storm was calmed and the boat landed on the other shore.

This may be a picture of your life right now. It may seem that you have been rowing forever, and yet are still far from shore. In the midst of your storms and toil, invite Jesus to come aboard. He will still the storm and get you to your destination far quicker than you could ever imagine!

Source: The Spirit-Filled Believer's Daily Devotional by Dick Mills
Excerpt permission granted by Harrison House Publishers

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