Turmoil was all around.
Thoughts and questions about how and when might be the end of grace, of safety and whether calm might return again…before another wave overtook them. Overtakes us.
The water must have been dark, dark and ominous because of the storm and emotion of the day.
Jesus was praying on the mountain, mourning the horrific loss of John, seeking understanding from His Father…doing what He needed to do to continue His calling.
The storm was treacherous and maybe the disciples left on the boat thought, surely this is the end.
The mercy of God has run out on us.
But, Jesus came to them, walked across the waters raging and calmed them, calmed the storm saying: “Do not be afraid.” Matthew 14:27
Take heart. Be assured, truly.