In the scriptures on Sunday, we looked at the tragic and comic elements that occur in the story of King David's procession of the Ark of the covenant into Jerusalem. David's assumptions about himself and his relation to God were untenable, to God anyway. Poor Uzzah took the brunt of the rebuke, and rather harshly. But it shows how often it is calamity, and nothing less than calamity or utter failure, that is able to awaken us from our fantasy world and respond to the truth and sovereignty of God, God's will, and God's promise.
The story of Jesus walking on water is not at all about the miracle of walking on water. It all about the disciples and their failure to act faithfully. A careful reading of the text, particularly the key vs. 56, shows how this whole event is intended as a wake up call for the stubbornly unresponsive disciples.
What assumptions do you need changed? This is the season to take the time, form a discipline, and see how you can renew your bearings, aligning with God's promise in your life.
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