Thursday after Epiphany: 9th January 2020

Daily Word Of God

Mark 6:45-52

Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side near Bethsaida, while he himself sent the crowd away. After saying goodbye to them he went off into the hills to pray.

When evening came, the boat was far out on the sea, and he was alone on the land.  He could see that they were hard pressed in their rowing, for the wind was against them; and about the fourth watch of the night he came towards them, walking on the sea. He was going to pass them by, but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost and cried out; for they had all seen him and were terrified. But at once he spoke to them and said, ‘Courage! It’s me! Don’t be afraid.’

Then he got into the boat with them and the wind dropped. They were utterly and completely dumbfounded, because they had not seen what the miracle of the loaves meant; their minds were closed.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Jesus reveals the power of His divinity when He calmed the storm. Jesus did not promise that we will not have “storms” in our lives.


  • In the “storms” of our lives, we must trust that Jesus will help us to calm these “storms” and lead us to the “harbour of courage”.


  • If we live our faith with deeper trust in God, the “storms” of our lives will help us become stronger both emotionally and spiritually.