Sound of His Voice
By Linda A. Knowles
“But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.” -John 6:20-21 KJV
"but he called out to them, 'Don’t be afraid. I am here!' Then they were eager to let him in the boat, and immediately they arrived at their destination!" -John 6:20-21 NLT
All it takes is simply the sound of His voice. He speaks peace, and the storms of our life still. He speaks and the calm of His voice brings comfort that is inexplicable. The disciples of Jesus experienced that peace at the sound of His voice.
When they were on the shore, they were waiting for Jesus. Jesus had not yet arrived even though it was dark. They got into the boat and rowed out to sea. Three to four miles into the sea, the boat was buffeted by waves because of a great wind that had come over the waters. Then, some time during the early hours, Jesus had come out walking upon the waters. He was getting close to the boat. They had seen him in the distance, and they were frightened thinking they were seeing a ghost.
His voice and the words He spoke calmed them, “It is I; do not be afraid…” There is something so calming about Jesus reminding us of who He is. He is the Prince of Peace. He calms us during the storms of our life. He calms us when we are scared. He comforts us when we are hurting. When it seems like our life is about to capsize, there He is, “It is I; do not be afraid.” We, like the disciples, can willingly re