Hardboiled Egg Sandwiches

Asking for Help & Mini Egg Sandwiches

Mark 6:48-50 (erv)

He saw the boat far away on the lake. And he saw the followers working hard to row the boat. The wind was blowing against them. Sometime between three and six o’clock in the morning, Jesus went out to the boat, walking on the water. He continued walking until he was almost past the boat. But the followers saw Jesus walking on the water. They thought he was a ghost, and they started screaming. It scared them all to see him. But he spoke to them and said, “Don’t worry! It’s me! Don’t be afraid.”

Read

I’ve referenced the story of Peter walking on water many times over the course of this devotional, but recently, I read the same story in the book of Mark. Side note; one of my favorite things about New Testament stories of Jesus’ life and ministry is the variety and range of perspectives we get to read about. There are so many small details that are presented differently that can make a huge difference in the way we interpret understand the Word.

I typically read this story in the book of Matthew, and reading it in the book of Mark provided a new detail that really made me think. “He continued walking until he was almost past the boat.” Did you catch that when reading this passage? The disciples were struggling, yet Jesus kept walking past them.

Why? He could obviously see them. He knew they were there. He went out to join them, so He clearly wasn’t avoiding them or too busy doing something else. And the catalyst for His eventual intervention? “They started screaming”. In other words, they called out to Him – for Him.

I think this is an incredible example of the position Jesus takes in our own lives. He sees us, He’s right there with us.. but He doesn’t always intervene, until we ask Him to. I know that in my own life, I’ve tried to go at something alone, over and over again, manipulating it every which way, and coming up short over and over again. It didn’t dawn on me that I’d tried everything and talked to everyone except for God.

Sometimes, our need for God isn’t clear until we exhaust all of our other options. It’s unfortunate that He’s not our first call, but He knows He’s the only One that matters. And He’ll wait for us to realize the same thing.

Write

Can you think of any examples in your own life that you’ve either intentionally or unintentionally avoided asking God for help? What was the outcome? How did the outcome change when you finally sought the Lord’s help?

Pray

Ask God to show you where you haven’t asked for His help and guidance.

Mini Egg Sandwiches

15 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

Serves 2 Mini Egg Sandwiches

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 strip bacon
  • 1 slice cheese
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Boil 2 cups of water in a medium saucepan
  2. Add eggs to boiling water and cook for 10 minutes
  3. Place eggs in a bowl of ice cubes and water and allow to cool
  4. Cook bacon in a skillet
  5. Once eggs have cooled, peel off shells and slice in half
  6. Cut bacon and cheese in half
  7. Place half of the bacon and cheese in between the egg halves and secure with a toothpick
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  • Reply Ashley August 20, 2019 at 10:55 am What a cute recipe! And I can totally relate the the message today in my own life!
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