Saturday, 28 January 2012
28th January Mark 4:35-end
Jesus Calms the Storm
That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
It was only two weeks ago that I did this session for the kids; and three years ago it was one of my first sermons. It holds a special place in my heart and the meaning always hits me right between the eyes.
It's so easy to turn to Christ but not actually trust Christ. Do we trust that He has us and will protect us?
Not in the silly little shut your leg in the car moments (that was yesterday) but in the I'll hold you in your grief times.
Jesus you are with us in it all, thank you for being such a great great God. Amen.