He wasn't there.


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Mark 6:45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray.
47 Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. 48 He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, 50 because they all saw him and were terrified.
Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, 52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.
53 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there. 54 As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus. 55 They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he went—into villages, towns or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.
Now in Matthew's story, Jesus was asleep in the stern of the boat and the winds picked up and He told the wind to "shut up" and He went back to sleep. In this story, He walked across the lake even though the wind was against Him.

Now notice.... it says here, they were in the middle of a lake.... and in Matthew's story they were in the Sea of Galilee. Turns out.... the lake at Gennesaret and the Sea of Galilee are the same body of water.

Also notice.... Mark [John Mark who worked with Paul and Barnabus] doesn't mention Peter walking on water as Mark does. Mark has a different timeline. Matthew was there... Mark was only giving a secondhand version.

It says Jesus got in the boat and went to sleep. I wonder, did miracles take energy out of Jesus? He felt the woman being healed by touching His cloak. Did he feel drained?

Now check out verse 52. They didn't get the story about the loaves! They're hearts were hardened! Jesus just fed 5000 men, along with women, children, and slaves on a couple fish and a few loaves of bread. They didn't get it. Thousands believed and flocked to see Him, and they didn't get it!

When life is serving you rose buds, you don't think the lemons even exist.

Mark doesn't tell us about the disciples calling Jesus the "Son of God".

He wasn't there.