Just Jesus and Me
Seeing Ghosts – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Mark 6:45-52
Key Verse: Mark 6:49-50
but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified.
Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
Yesterday we learned that from the disciples’ perspective, this miracle of walking on the water was not so thrilling at first. They could not imagine or think through that the figure walking toward them was Jesus. Fear seized them and they pictured a horrible end to their struggle to get across the lake.
When we find ourselves in the middle of a tough time in life, can we see that Jesus is right there with us? When face your worst nightmare, if you looked up and could see Jesus, would that make all the difference in the world? Read our scripture for today again and note: Once the disciples knew it was Jesus the fear was gone! Once they heard Jesus words, “It is I,” they enjoyed the miracle, just as we do!
When we face our “ghosts” we must run to the Bible. We need to hear Jesus speak to us! The Bible is God-breathed; in other words, God speaking (2 Timothy 3:16). When we are struggling, our minds may think that the ghost of disaster has come upon us. But Jesus is with us. He makes good things come from disasters. Cling to His words and trust His plan!
Our daily prayer life is another “ghost buster.” As we talk to God about our “ghosts,” He will calm our fears and speak to our inner beings (Ephesians 3:16). Confront your fears with God’s power!
Finally, staying close to fellow Christ-followers is another “ghost buster.” God often speaks through another believer, helping us to trust God during a struggle in our lives.
Listen carefully… it is Jesus: “Don’t be afraid.”
Father, I will listen today for Your voice! I know I need not fear any ‘ghosts’ when I remain in You. Walk with me today, I pray in Jesus’s Name, amen.