Sunday, May 07, 2017

Growing In The Wind

Jesus let His disciples experience gale-force winds to strengthen their faith. During a night crossing of familiar waters, a sudden storm proved too much even for these seasoned fishermen. Wind and waves were swamping their boat while an exhausted Jesus slept in the stern. In a panic they woke Him. Didn’t it bother their Teacher that they ware about to die? What was He thinking? Then they began to find out. Jesus told the wind and waves to be quiet – and asked His friends why they still had no faith in Him.

If the wind had not blown, these disciples would never have asked – Who is this? Even the winds and the waves obey Him!

Today, life in a protective bubble might sound good. But how strong would our faith be if we couldn’t discover for ourselves His reassuring BE STILL when the winds of circumstance howl?

Father in heaven, please help me to remember that anything that frightens me comes with an invitation to find the strength of knowing and trusting You.

God never sleeps.


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