We can imagine how the disciples felt. The wind in those predawn hours was challenging even the experienced seamen, and now, to make things even worse, a ghost appeared to be advancing toward them! Where was Jesus when they most needed him and his protection?
It can be hard for us, too, to see him when we most need him. It’s easy to feel alone and abandoned when we lose a loved one or get a frightening medical diagnosis or miss out on a promotion or trip that we so wanted. But truly, we are never alone, as dark as things seem. When we believe in the Light, regardless of how dim it looks to us in our fear, our eyes will be opened wider, and we will be consoled.
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