“The God of All Comfort”
Jesus had a busy day. Helping, healing and teaching, he was surrounded constantly by people. Now it was evening. As Jesus glaze out over the peaceful blue Lake Galilee, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side” (Mark 4:35). They set out in a small boat and soon Jesus fell asleep. While he was resting, a powerful storm arose. The wave beat against the side of the ship, filling it with water.The disciples were afraid and cry out to him, saying, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown? Jesus got up and looked out over the sea. He saw the waves and felt the wind and said, “Quiet! Be still!” And all was calm again. Then he turned to his disciples, “Why do you have so little faith?” Mark 4:35 – 41.
Storms arise in our lives too. Our telephone rings bringing bad news, or we watch the news on TV. A child has an accident a small pain develops into a serious illness. Death… divorce… financial reverses. Or maybe the sort of distress is just the everyday pressure and tension that builds and builds until the thunderhead erupts into a storm. I’m sure we all have had our share of storms. Some have been brief afternoon showers. Others have been caused by tensions that had built up, threatening our security and peace. Still others have burst upon our life suddenly, hitting hard and leaving in their wake damage and debris. Like the disciples we have been afraid and have cried out, “Lord, don’t you care?” And later, when all is calm again, We hear him say “Beloved! Why did you have so little faith?” We must remember that Jesus has never promised a free life from storms, but he has promised to be with us in the midst of them and to bring us safely to the other side if we believe in him and rely on him. 2nd Corinthians 1:3 “The God of All comfort”.
Keep the faith, This too shall pass.