This is such a great story, especially for today. We are going through uncharted waters together. We are just taking the days as they come with no idea what the waves may hold. I wanted to share a powerful story with you and point out a detail that is often over looked.
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him “Teacher do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be Still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
So they are on a boat and a storm comes. They are all afraid as the waves are crashing and tossing the boat around. They look around and where is Jesus? Asleep! They wake him up and cry out to him “Do you not care?” Jesus calms the storm. The winds cease and all was calm again.
What I don’t want you to miss is that there were other boats on the water too. Jesus did not just calm the waters for the people on the boat but for everyone!
Today, we have a unique opportunity to tell the storm around us “Peace, Be Still!” We can be the calm in the storm for the people around us. God grants us his peace and we know we have nothing to fear because HE is our father. Hex calms the winds and waves. We do not have to be anxious and worried. Be the calm in the storm because God is bigger than the storm.
Stay healthy and safe friends! Much love