Safe Through the Storm – by Ritchie Way
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Apr 1, 2016 2433
When Jesus and his disciples crossed the lake, a furious storm sent waves tumbling into their boat. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said, “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 his disciples, “Why are you so afraid. Do you still have no faith in me?”
They were terrified and asked one another, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
The trauma of this event sealed Jesus’ mastery of the elements forever in the disciples’ minds. Their Master demonstrated that he was Lord of all nature. He who created both the wind and the water was greater than they were. The disciples needed to remember this. Jesus, who had been building their faith in him, was disappointed that they assumed the elements were more powerful than he.
You and I are also subject to our human doubts in times of testing. It is on such occasions that we really need to hold fast to Jesus. We need not fear if Jesus is with us. When we are serving the Master no event can be greater than our Lord. If the waves tumble into our boat, it is because he allows them to.We may think he is asleep and unaware of our prediction, but nothing can take the Lord by surprise. If we belong to him, however, he will keep us safe through the storm.
Katrina von Schlegel wrote:
Be still my soul: God doth undertake to guide the future as he has the past.. Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake; All now mysterious shall be bright at last. Be still my soul: the waves and wind still know his voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.
– Ritchie Way