Jesus Walks On Water.

Jesus Walks On Water.

Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. Matthew 14:25 NKJV

Christ's approach to them in this condition; and in this we have an instance,

Of his goodness, that he went unto them, as one that took cognizance of their case, and was under a concern about them, as a father about his children. Note, The extremity of the church and people of God is Christ's opportunity to visit them and appear for them: but he came not till the fourth watch, toward three o'clock in the morning, for then the fourth watch began. It was in the morning-watch that the Lord appeared for Israel in the Red sea (Exodus 14:24), so was this. He that keepeth Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps, but, when there is occasion, walks in darkness for their succour; helps, and that right early.

Of his power, that he went unto them, walking on the sea. This is a great instance of Christ's sovereign dominion over all the creatures; they are all under his feet, and at his command; they forget their natures, and change the qualities that we call essential. We need not enquire how this was done, whether by condensing the surface of the water (when God pleases, the depths are congealed in the heart of the sea, Exedus 15:8), or by suspending the gravitation of his body, which was transfigured as he pleased; it is sufficient that it proves his divine power, for it is God's prerogative to tread upon the waves of the sea (Job 9:8), as it is to ride upon the wings of the wind. He that made the waters of the sea a wall for the redeemed of the Lord (Isaiah 51:10), here makes them a walk for the Redeemer himself, who, as Lord of all, appears with one foot on the sea and the other on dry land, Revelation 10:2. The same power that made iron to swim (2 Kings 6:6), did this. What ailed thee, O thou sea? Psalm 114:5. It was at the presence of the Lord. Thy way, O God, is in the sea, (Psalm 77:19). Note, Christ can take what way he pleases to save his people. - Matthew Henry

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