Monday, February 3, 2014

Jesus, a storm, the sea ... and two lessons

This week in Bible study we read Mark's passage about Jesus and the Storm on the Sea.

As you know, Jesus sleeps on the boat, while the Apostles worry for their lives as their ship is tossed and turned by a raging storm.

We discussed the symbolism in that passage, and uncovered one I had not thought of before.  

The obvious one is that when we put the Lord at the center of our lives, He will calm all the perceived storms around us.

The clever one I just learned the other day, was that Jesus is always with us.  If we let Him "fall asleep inside us", then we will not be able to handle what life throws at us.  We must keep Him alive ... awake ... and guiding us through our day.

I've said it before and I'll say it again ... I love how God can use a passage we've read hundreds of times to speak to us in new ways.

God Bless you.     


Victor S E Moubarak said...

Great insight Michael. Thank you.

May God bless you always.

Mary N. said...

I never thought about it from that angle, Michael. Thanks for sharing your insights with us!