Mark 4: 35-41

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

He said to the disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

A Thought

Jesus had just explained the parables to his disciples about the kingdom of God. Now it is evening; Jesus and his disciples have left the crowds and are in a boat when a sudden violent gust of wind brings waves over their boat. Jesus is awaken by his disciples who are in fear of drowning. Jesus gets up, rebukes the wind to quiet and be still and asks his disciples if they still have no faith. A thought to consider for us today:  We can trust God to calm all the storms of our lives. How much are we willing to walk by our faith in God to share the kingdom of God with our neighbors?

Our Prayer

Father we praise your holy name because we can love and trust you in all situations because you are faithful. As we receive your Holy Spirit as our teacher and guide, fill us with your Word of truth that we may be filled with your faith to walk through the storms of this life while fully trusting you in Jesus’ name, amen.