What Jesus Did! 'Astonished Misunderstanding' — Mark 6:51-52

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Then Jesus got into the boat with the followers. And the wind became calm. The followers were completely amazed. They still didn't understand {his power}. It was like the miracle he did with the bread. They still didn't understand what that meant.
— Mark 6:51-52 NLT
Illustration of Mark 6:51-52 NLT —  They still didn't understand what that meant.

Key Thought

They couldn't get it! Maybe they wouldn't get it! Only God could feed a multitude out of such a small collection of bread and fish. Only God could still a storm and bring the boat to immediate safety at the intended destination. Jesus was God with them. Faith in him opened the door to what is not humanly possible. Yet even with what they saw, they found it hard to really believe in Jesus as the Son of God. He was simply too good to be true!

Today's Prayer

O LORD God, my righteous Father, please help me overcome my pockets of weak faith and my areas of lacking belief. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 6:1-6
  • John 14:28
  • Ephesians 3:20-21


About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.