Releasing Our Burdens Beneath the Waves

from the series Experience the Land and the Book

Mark 6:40-52

Great things happen on water . . . treacherous things too. Both occurred the night that followed Jesus’s miraculous feeding of more than 5,000 people. A band of frightened men, Jesus’s disciples, shook with terror in a storm-tossed boat on an inky-black sea. Why were they afraid? Weren’t they eyewitnesses to His miracles? Mark 6:52 records a heartbreaking moment in Scripture: “[the disciples] had not gained any insight from the incident of the loaves, but their heart was hardened.” It took a storm to help the disciples learn a valuable lesson. What will it take for you to surrender to Jesus in faith?

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