A ghost? Seriously?

They were all terrified when they saw him. But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage! I am here!” Mark 6:50

Even after witnessing a number of miracles, when the disciples saw Jesus walking out to their boat on top of water their first thought was “ghost.” Sometimes when Jesus shows up unexpectedly in our lives we react with irrational fear too. Jesus’ methods do tend to challenge our assumptions and expectations.

Lord, I want to be so open to Your plans and so expectant of good from You that You never have to say “fear not” to me again!