Have you heard the story of Jesus calming the seas? As someone who lives next to lake Pend Oreille, I've seen some pretty big storms. I can’t imagine how scary it would be to sail on stormy waters.
Mark 4:35-41 says...
35 As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” 36 So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). 37 But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water.
38 Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”
39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. 40 Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”
We see how the scared disciples let their fear cause doubt in Jesus. They had seen Jesus do some amazing miracles. However, the minute things got scary or hard they began to doubt the power of Jesus. What did Jesus do? He calmed the seas. Jesus can do the same for us. When we are afraid and feel the storms of life all around us, Jesus helps us.
That's our Point for this week: "Jesus helps us when we’re afraid."
We have been talking a lot about fear lately which has been really helpful for me. Sometimes people call me a "scaredy cat." Humans can be strange. I'm obviously a moose, not a cat. To be honest, I am definitely a scaredy moose, but with Jesus I don't have to be!
As always, I’ve enjoyed sharing with y’all.
See you next week to discover, know and follow.