Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Sharing: The First Speed Boat

There are several accounts recorded in the Bible about Jesus and boats, but this is my favorite! In John 6:16-21, Jesus actually walks on the water towards the boat that is three or four miles from shore, terrifying the disciples who were in the boat. But then in the second part of verse 21, it says:

...suddenly the boat reached the shore where they were headed. (Contemporary English Version)

I find this very interesting because usually it seems like God takes His good old time in bringing things to pass but in this instance, He must have been in a hurry. Jesus did a lot of very cool things when He lived on earth as a man and I think this is one of them. Wouldn't it be nice to hop in your car and immediately be transported to your destination? If Jesus were here in the flesh in our time, I wonder what cool things He would do in this day and age. This is just one example that I think would be really neat since I'm not big on traveling. It's not that I wouldn't like to go see other places, it's the actual traveling part that turns me off.

Interesting Read
In the book, The Shack by William P. Young, it includes a part where Jesus and the guy in the story walk on the water which was one of our favorite parts of the book.

This week I read John 6-8 and although tempted to pick several "highlights" for the post because there is just so much good stuff in these chapters, I decided to go with just one and keep this post short in the hopes that more would read it. I'd love to hear some feedback on what you think of my Sunday Sharing posts as well as one of your scripture highlights of the week.

Just a reminder, 8 p.m. EST, History Channel shows the second part of "The Bible" mini-series.  My favorite scene last week was when the Israelites were between the Red Sea and the Egyptians who were coming after them and then God made a path through the sea.  If you watched it, what was your favorite scene from last week?

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Anonymous said...

This was a very interesting post!

Kara said...

That's the wonderful thing about God's Word. All the little nuggets you find here and there and the fact that you can read it so many times and still find something new!

I enjoy your Sunday posts. (Even if I'm reading it on Wed!)

As for the mini series, I've only seen portions of each night so far. I did enjoy the parting of the Red Sea. I thought that was well done actually. :)

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