I’m rather late in the week to be reading the next Sunday School lesson in Christian Light‘s quarterly. But I finally got to reading the lesson text (Mark 6:45-56).

It truly does speak to my heart need in some areas!

  1. Even He who is one with the Father prayed. Much. I don’t understand why God the Son needed to pray. What do I not understand about prayer?
  2. Jesus could see them “in the midst of the sea” while He was on land, apparently quite a while after they left. I believe He is similarly aware of my “toiling in rowing” while the wind is contrary to me. But how do I increase my awareness of and reliance on that…and Him?
  3. Jesus spoke to the need of their hearts. What must I do to hear Him better when He speaks to the needs of my heart?
  4. Jesus saw them from land. He walked on water (faster than they were rowing). He stilled the storm. Do I know of anything He cannot do on my behalf?
  5. What has hardened my heart? Does my faith fail to “connect the dots” of God’s faithfulness?
  6. The people could count on Jesus for help. Do I? Furthermore, do others see enough of Jesus in me that they count on me for some compassion and help?

Surely you could add something...