JESUS STILLS THE STORM
Jesus proposed a journey to his disciples: “Let us go across to the other side of the sea.” He was ready to leave the crowd behind and venture into new territory.
Jesus asked experienced fishermen to take him there. Fishing, after all, was what they did for their living. Surely, they knew what they were doing and where they were heading. Their grandfathers and fathers most likely fished that sea.
Jesus Stills the Storm
Jesus rose up and said “Peace! Be Still”
Jesus’ words caused a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” They were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
The peace of Jesus is always available through faith, hope and prayer He dampens fear and helps people to have the courage and resilience to endure life’s storms.
How should the followers of Jesus live their lives?
The Teaching of Jesus
“Have faith” “I am always with you”
Do not be afraid
Live through forgiveness
Love your neighbour
Reach out to others
The raging storms in our lives call on us to draw on our reserves of faith. When the storms of life are raging, we pray for calm, we pray for stillness. We pray for God’s hand to put out fires and to calm the turbulence. The peace of the Lord be with you.
Yours in Christ