In Matthew 14:22-33, we find the story of the disciples in the storm, and Jesus and Peter walking on the water.
In verse 26, when the disciples saw Jesus walking toward them, they thought He was a ghost and cried out in terror.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”Matthew 14:27 (KJV)
I find it interesting that Jesus didn’t give them His name. He didn’t say, “It’s Me–Jesus.” He just said, “It is I.”
But they recognized His voice.
In the midst of raging storms, do we recognize His voice? In the middle of peaceful calm, do we recognize His voice? In the in-between parts of life–the not so calm but not wild and devastating either–do we recognize His voice?
I can often, like at church or a get-together, tell who is talking by their voice. I can pick out different people’s voices while we’re singing. I sometimes read a note or something, and can hear it being said in the author’s voice. I spend so much time with certain people that I can recognize their voice; I know who it is by the voice alone.
Am I like that with Jesus, my Lord and Savior? Can you tell when He’s talking to you? Do we spend so much time with Him that we can recognize Him by His voice?