The Bible is incredible! And the stories of Jesus, simply breathtaking. I can read these stories of Jesus and who He was and the miraculous things He did and said, stories I’ve read a hundred times, and yet they still amaze me and sometimes make me laugh at how blind I can be. That’s how incredible the Bible is! That’s how incredible God is. That nothing more than ink on a page can rise up in me overwhelming emotions I’ve only ever felt when encountering the presence of God. Today I read Mark 4:35-41, the story of Jesus calming the storm, and I had one of these moments. Take a moment to relax. Try and empty your swirling brain and grab hold of a moment of peace. Spend a minute in silent prayer with God, speaking words of truth about who He is in your life and how He has transformed you. Then open your Bible to Mark 4 and read vs 35-41. Do it, now!
I don’t need to comment on this story. My comments don’t do it justice. But just focus on what Jesus declares to the wind and waves and what Jesus asks his disciples.
We’re in a strange time in American History. But it’s not the first time and it won’t be the last. Find some time for quiet. Find some time to be still. Listen. Lift your worries before God.
Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?