We probably won’t see something as phenomenal as Jesus walking across the sea today, but he will walk towards us nonetheless. Jesus will walk towards us in every person we meet as we go through this day. It is not on the Sea of Galilee, but on the ‘waters’ of our ordinary lives that we will find him.
The disciples were afraid when they saw Jesus walk on the waters. Do we also have our fears about meeting Jesus in other people? Are we afraid that too much will be asked of our time and our attention? Do we feel inadequate or are we worried about what others will think? Are we concerned about our dislike or disdain of some who walk toward us?
The Easter season is an invitation to see with the eyes of faith, to see Jesus walking in our lives. To see Jesus is to see beauty where others might see ugliness in colour of skin or ethnic background, to see hope where some would find only despair in illness and pain, to see goodness where another might see only the glare of anger and insult.‛
Jesus is walking towards us today. How will we welcome him?
Come to me on the waters of my life. I will welcome you and embrace you in whatever form you choose to be present. I open my arms of love to you, Risen Christ (Joyce Rupp)