Monday, June 15, 2015

+DEV+ Sudden Storms

Date: June 15, 2015 1:04 AM
Topic: +DEV+  Sudden Storms

Sudden Storms

"'You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm." Matthew 8:26

Scripture Focus: Mark 4:35-41

Wind, water, and waves keep showing up in the Gospels. The Sea of Galilee, a place where all three are found, is the perfect place for a sudden storm. Westerly winds can change quickly to the East. This body of water and its unique characteristics offer analogies to life. Just as gentle breezes can kick up and clouds turn into a furious squall on the Sea of Galilee, storms rush in on our lives. It is all too easy to join the voices of the disciples, saying, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?" 

Most of us have asked the question, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" found in Psalm 22, the "Psalm of the Cross." It may seem like God has withdrawn and left us alone. But the truth is, we are never alone; He never leaves His children. During one of those storms on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus was sleeping until the disciples awakened Him, crying out for help. The Creator of this earth ordered the winds to die down and then reminded His followers, as well as you and me, that they need never be afraid.

Insight: Thank you, Lord, for faith that helps us overcome fear and reminds us that you, our Savior, are always near.

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