How terrifying it must have been to be in the boat with Jesus and the disciples when the storm suddenly came up – as it does so often on the Sea of Galilee. And how terrifying it must have been that Jesus, their Teacher, was asleep in the stern – oblivious to the tumult around him
So, the disciples awoke Jesus, with the complaint that he didn’t seem to care that they were dying. But Jesus wakes up and calmly looks around and reprimands the winds and the sea, and the wind ceases and the sea becomes calm.
Would that we were all as calm as Jesus when life’s problems throw us into tumult and fear
Would that all of us would remember that we have Jesus with us in the stern of our boats, sailing with us thru the calm and the storm.
Occasionally we have to remind Jesus to help calm our anxieties and worries, but never fear, Jesus is always with us, even if he is asleep.
MARCH 2 / FRIDAY