It was very cold outside in the early morning hours after sunrise.
As we were driving along the road near the lake, I saw the sailboats in the distance. So very many sailboats.
I knew instantly it was the regatta probably put on by the local boat club.
Lamenting the fact that I would not be able to photograph the event, my husband suggested a change in plans to accommodate my desire. I could walk around the park that bordered the water and he would pick me up later.
The horizon was scattered with white sails meeting the brisk wind with determination.
Some were farther along the course than others; all were intent on the same course.
In John 6:24 we are told, "Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus."
Jesus had just miraculously fed five thousand people gathered for His teaching the day before. Now, the people were getting into boats and traveling to Capernaum in search of Him.
Although I have not witnessed the supernatural feeding of thousands, God has certainly blessed my life with great and wondrous works of His doing. Things not thought to be possible have become a reality. I have seen hearts and lives changed in miraculous ways.
Since I have witnessed His power in my own life and the lives of others, would it not be fitting for me to become intent on "searching for Jesus" each day? Wouldn’t it seem normal to think that I would get into the boat and set sail for wherever it might take me as long as He was at the destination?
Though I own no boat, prayer is my sail.
Am I intent on finding Jesus?
He is waiting.