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The Lord Draws Near

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The Lord Jesus many times enters into our circumstances and provides us what we need to follow him. In the following word, you hear of two examples from the Bible when Jesus drew near and provided what was needed for his disciples.

Bible Scriptures: Darby Translation 

Mark 6:45-5245 And immediately he compelled his disciples to go on board ship, and to go on before to the other side to Bethsaida, while *he* sends the crowd away.46 And, having dismissed them, he departed into the mountain to pray.47 And when evening was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and *he* alone upon the land.

48 And seeing them labouring in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he comes to them walking on the sea, and would have passed them by.49 But they, seeing him walking on the sea, thought that it was an apparition, and cried out.

50 For all saw him and were troubled. And immediately he spoke with them, and says to them, Be of good courage: it is *I*; be not afraid.51 And he went up to them into the ship, and the wind fell. And they were exceedingly beyond measure astonished in themselves and wondered;52 for they understood not through the loaves: for their heart was hardened.”

John 21:1-14 After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias. And he manifested [himself] thus.There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael who was of Cana of Galilee, and the [sons] of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.

Simon Peter says to them, I go to fish. They say to him, We also come with thee. They went forth, and went on board, and that night took nothing.And early morn already breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; the disciples however did not know that it was Jesus.Jesus therefore says to them, Children, have ye anything to eat? They answered him, No.And he said to them, Cast the net at the right side of the ship and ye will find. They cast therefore, and they could no longer draw it, from the multitude of fishes.

That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved says to Peter, It is the Lord. Simon Peter therefore, having heard that it was the Lord, girded his overcoat [on him] (for he was naked), and cast himself into the sea;and the other disciples came in the small boat, for they were not far from the land, but somewhere about two hundred cubits, dragging the net of fishes.When therefore they went out on the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid on it, and bread.

10 Jesus says to them, Bring of the fishes which ye have now taken.11 Simon Peter went up and drew the net to the land full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty-three; and though there were so many, the net was not rent.

12 Jesus says to them, Come [and] dine. But none of the disciples dared inquire of him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.13 Jesus comes and takes the bread and gives it to them, and the fish in like manner.14 This is already the third time that Jesus had been manifested to the disciples, being risen from among [the] dead.

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