Mark 4:36-37, 40 NIV 2011
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.
He said to the disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
The Sea of Galilee is the place for a perfect storm. It’s situated just far enough from the Mediterranean’s cool air, drawn through narrow mountain passes meeting with the hot, humid air of the lake. Escaping the crushing crowds in a boat, their boat was immediately engulfed in a storm as Jesus slept. The terrified disciples woke Him. Jesus rebuked the wind and quieted the waves. Calm enveloped the disciples surroundings calming their fears. God’s Son used this storm as well as other events to develop faith in His disciples. Jesus is Lord over all creation.
I love this quote from Catherine Booth, co-founder of the Salvation Army, “The waters are rising, but so am I. I am not going under, but over.” There have been times when the seas of life were rising over the bow of my boat but I rose above it. With my faith grounded in Jesus Christ, I never went under but over it. When the waters recede, I’m astounded by how my faith has grown. Daily Jesus is Lord over all creation.
How is Christ evident in life’s storms?
He is Lord,