August 27, 2020 - By the time you are reading this, Hurricane Laura should have made landfall along the Gulf Coast. This storm has caused me think of an incident in the life of Jesus when he was in a little boat with his disciples on Galilee. We read in Mark Chapter 4 that a great storm of wind arose on the Sea of Galilee, the waves were beating into the ship and the disciples were afraid. Yet, in the midst of that horrific storm, Jesus was asleep in the back of the ship.
The storm with all of its fury could not wake Jesus up, yet the fearful cry of His disciples woke Him. They asked Him if it mattered to Him whether they died or not. When they woke Him up, Mark tells us that Jesus rebuked the wind and said unto the sea Peace, be still. We are told that the wind ceased and there was a great calm (Mark 4:39)
It was then that Jesus asked them, “Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith”? Let’s face it, storms are going to come in our lives. Storms of doubt, fear, temptation, sickness, and disease. Storms that threaten us with loss of health or loss of wealth. Whatever storm is blowing in our life, Jesus can calm that storm if we will make Him the Lord and Master of our lives. Remember, if Jesus is not Lord of all of your life, He is not Lord at all in your life. Resolve today, right now, to make whatever changes need to be made for Jesus to be Lord of your life all of your life!
It’s something to think about…..tbp
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