John 6:21 “So they were willing to receive Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.”
This miracle of Christ walking on the water is told in 3 of the 4 Gospels (Matthew, Mark and John). But only here does the story mention this detail. Matthew includes Peter walking on the water. Mark says they were in the middle of the lake and Jesus saw them struggling from land. But John is the only one that says “Bam! They teleported to land.” Well, he doesn’t say that, but he does say, “…immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.”
Wouldn’t that be just awesome if you were on a road trip with the kids? I know road trips can be fun, but there comes a point when you just want to get there, right? The kids have asked you for the one hundredth time, “Are we there yet?” Little Gertrude and Elrod are fighting in the back seat. The dog has thrown up in the floorboard. You are just so ready to get to your destination. Push the teleport button on the dash and instantly you arrive at your location.
But just like the disciples who had just witnessed Jesus feeding the 5000 with a little boy’s lunch, we too forget the little “miracles” along the way. We forget watching the kids giggle and laugh over silly songs. We forget them sharing the last fruit rollup. We forget the road games they played together peacefully.
Don’t be in such a rush. Why not enjoy the boat trip across the lake, I mean the road trip in the car? You won’t have that many more road trips with them, I promise. Before you know it, they will be too cool to go on vacations with Mom and Dad. They grow up and move out (you hope, lol) and all you have left are memories.
I bet the disciples sat around after Christ’s departure and told stories about those three years. “Hey Peter, remember the time…” “I remember when James and John…” Mark your memories and “miracles.”