On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Mark 4:35
In the Gospel of Mark, we find an interesting story in which Jesus invited the disciples, some of whom were seasoned fishermen, to join Him on a little boat trip across the Sea of Galilee. But on the way over, they encountered a radical storm.
Now the question would arise, “Did Jesus know that a storm was coming?” The answer is yes. In fact, you might even say that it was a part of His curriculum that day. It was all part of teaching the disciples to believe what they claimed to believe.
I don’t want to make light of what these disciples were experiencing, because I’m sure this was a very harsh storm. Several on board had seen many storms on the Sea of Galilee. So it had to be a very difficult storm for the disciples to be so gripped by fear. According to Mark’s Gospel, the waves were breaking over the boat and filling it with water.
The disciples were very afraid, but they didn’t have to be. Jesus had made a significant statement they apparently had forgotten about: “Let us go to the other side.” And when God says, “Let us go to the other side,” it means you will get to the other side. He didn’t say it would be smooth sailing. He didn’t say it would be an easy trip. But He did say, “Let us go to the other side.”
Often we allow fear to grip us so much so that we cease to think logically and even forget God’s Word to us. No matter how big and threatening the storm in your life may be, God’s prophetic Word to you will come to pass. With the Lord in your boat, you will cruise right through the storm to the ‘other side’.
Prayer: Lord, I praise you because you are faithful and powerful to do that which you say. – Scriptural Reading: Mark 4:35-41.