35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 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?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
I'm with the disciples on this one! I would've been afraid during that storm (and there were seasoned fishermen in this group who knew when it was time to be afraid of a storm, so I can only imagine how bad it was!). And I would also have been terrified in the face of the utterly awesome power of Jesus taking that storm from crazy intense to completely calm, with three words.
Even when I try to imagine it, it's almost incomprehensible!
And THAT power, lives in us.
Reminds me of the Jeremy Camp song "Same Power".....
Tomorrow: Catch Up Day!
This week's passages......
January 1st: Genesis 1-3, Mark 1:1-28
January 2nd: Genesis 4-6 Mark 1:29-45
January 3rd: Genesis 7-9, Mark 2
January 4th: Genesis 10-12, Mark 3
January 5th: Genesis 13-15, Mark 4:1-20
January 6th: Genesis 16-18; Mark 4:21-41
Monday's Bible In a Year Passage: Genesis 19-21, Mark 5:1-20