The text this week takes us again into and on top of the image of water. This time, Jesus walks on it. A preacher this morning alluded to God's timeliness based on Isaiah 30:16:
Therefore the Lord waits to be
gracious to you;
therfore he will rise up to show
mercy to you.
For the LORD is a God of justice;
blessed are all those who wait
In the johannine story, Jesus' disciples are rowing in what quickly becomes the dark. Have you ever canoed or swam or rowed in the dark? What was that like?
Very strange, the next phrase, "and Jesus had not yet come to them." (v.17) or "Jesus had not joined them."
Did they know that he would walk on the water? Were they waiting for him? Was Jesus waiting for the disciples?
What does it mean that the Lord waits for us and we wait upon the LORD?