Posted by: Postordinandy | January 13, 2014

John 6 (pt 2)

It’s the casual way that it’s noted:

…and they were frightened


Which seems eminently reasonable to this reader,

Who feels certain he would engage with similar emotions

Should he be on a boat, in a storm,

And a carpenter wandered nonchalantly towards him on the waves.


The one who had fed many to satisfaction with morsels,

Demonstrating again his power over all things.

The creator has mastery over the created,

But rules with compassion

And a gentleness that embraces.


And the crowds still chase.



“When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading. The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. Then some boats from Tiberius landed near the place where the people had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus.” [John 6:16-24]

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