With each day bringing change and uncertainty… Jesus is our staying presence in the midst of the winds of change.
Matthew 8:23, “And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. 24 And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. 25 And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” 26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”
We can certainly relate to the disciples, after seeing Jesus healing diseases gets into the boat and while the disciples are talking and just hanging out storm comes upon them and it is life threatening. Panic breaks out realizing that this could be it! In the meantime, Jesus is sleeping peacefully! Well you now the story, the disciples ask Jesus to do something,
Question, what does Jesus ask them before He calms the Storm? “Why are you afraid? They struggled to believe Jesus would see them through the storm.
The Take Away at this point is in form of a question, when we find ourselves in lives winds of difficult change like the coronavirus threat, how do we respond with faith?
Three encouraging truths from Jesus to us…