Stormy Weather

When seasoned fishermen declare their fear in a storm you know it has to be a bad one. That’s what happened to the disciples in Matthew 8. They were terrified, but the role of the boat was not disturbing Jesus at all. He slept deeply, even though he might even have been getting wet from the spray.

Then he got in the boat, his disciples with him. The next thing they knew, they were in a severe storm. Waves were crashing into the boat—and he was sound asleep! They roused him, pleading, “Master, save us! We’re going down!”

Jesus reprimanded them. “Why are you such cowards, such faint-hearts?” Then he stood up and told the wind to be silent, the sea to quiet down: “Silence!” The sea became smooth as glass.

The men rubbed their eyes, astonished. “What’s going on here? Wind and sea come to heel at his command!”(Matthew 8:23-27, MSG)

Nothing disturbed Christ, nothing until the disciples called on him to help them. How many times have you stormed through life without the Christ when all you had to do was ask for his help? Note that as soon as the disciples asked, Jesus answered.

What storm is taking you down now? Have you asked the Christ to help you? Why/why not?

Prayer-Lord we beseech you hear our prayers…Amen.

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