Mark 4: 35 On the evening of that day, he said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side of the lake.”36-38 So they sent the crowd home and took him with them in the little boat in which he had been sitting, accompanied by other small craft. Then came a violent squall of wind which drove the waves aboard the boat until it was almost swamped. Jesus was in the stern asleep on the cushion. They awoke him with the words, “Master, don’t you care that we’re drowning?”39 And he woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the waves, “Hush now! Be still!” The wind dropped and everything was very still.40 “Why are you so frightened? What has happened to your faith?! he asked them.41 But sheer awe swept over them and they kept saying to each other, “Who ever can he be?—even the wind and the waves do what he tells them!”
With our kids going back to school soon, we are going to struggle with even more anxiety than most of us have had during COVID. Someone on the bus is going to test positive, or someone in homeroom or a sport’s team will. In this biblical account of a storm, the disciples became desperate and scared. They were especially scared when the water came in the boat. Like them we are about to experience water in the boat. COVID has been down the road from us, but that is likely to change. It is time for all people who know the LORD who calms storms to calm the storm inside of us. It is not just what COVID might do to us that matters, but where we put our faith in times of trouble. In Luke’s gospel, Jesus’ question to the disciples is “Where is your faith?”
Christian, your real life is hidden with Christ in God (Colossians 3:3). It is important that you meditate on that and show it to your neighbors as you interact with them. You are safe inside the hand of God whether things get better or worse this fall.

Jesus Can Calm the Storm in You

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