Quote – Walking by the Water

The beach at Strathmere

One day as he was walking along the beach beside the Lake of Galilee…Matthew 4:18

I’ve been studying the words of Jesus. This week I read of his walking on the beach of Galiliee and focused on seeing the scene in my mind’s eye. Here are the words that I wrote in response to the verses:

I wonder if the water washed over his feet, wet the bottom of his robe. What was the sand like, or was it gravel? Were there good water/sea smells in the air? Was the sky brilliant blue above his head? Did fish jump out of the water, a flicker of silver, and make him smile?

During these holy days before Easter it’s fills my heart with joy to focus on my Lord and Savior. As I read these words in the Bible I am walking beside him, imagining what he felt as a human, worshiping him for what he did as the Son of God. Draw close to Jesus during these weeks preceding Easter and thank him for all he has done for us.

And when you draw close to God, God will draw close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and let your hearts be filled with God alone to make them pure and true to him. James 4:8 (The Living Bible)