Would it surprise you to discover that Yeshua loved living at Peter’s home on the North shore of Galilee?
Did He relished the sunrise glinting on the water and the thunderstorms pelting and dotting the lake? Did Jesus love to see the wind ruffle Peter’s sail? Was he entranced as he looked back at the wake following the boat? Perhaps He was too spiritual for that….
Not at all! Remember Jesus is the one who told Nicodemus to be aware of the wind, the crowds, to get in touch with the birds and the lilies and the disciples to treasure the children!
Like us he was mesmerized by the water lapping at the hull and rocking the boat. Do you suppose Jesus was a swimmer? He couldn’t have been afraid of the water! Can you imagine our Lord stripping down with the guys and taking the challenge of racing out to Andrew’s boat?
There were plenty of trials in Messiah’s life and ministry but still, Jesus is the expert at wringing pleasure out of simple things. He loves to be around the water. Of course he does unusual things with it. He turns it to wine! He walks on it! Picture the tongue-in-cheek smile.
After a day of scrambling over the stony shore following and listening to their amazing Rabbi what did they do for dinner? Perhaps they barbequed fish with Peter’s patented seasoning mix. There was joy on the lake!
Steven C Johnson