Mark 4:35-41 – That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 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?”
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?”
They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
Relate: I feel myself relating to the disciples in the boat, not knowing what is in store for my life and not knowing where my life is heading
Be a disciple: I’d be thinking who is Jesus when the weather obeys his words? Why was Jesus not afraid of the wild weather? What does Jesus know that we don’t?
Be in one of the others boats: I follow Jesus and he leads me into a storm. However he calms the storm even though we were worried & scared
I need to turn to Jesus when facing difficult situations and ask for his help. I also need to learn that Jesus is there even in the difficult situations
- We rely on Jesus at all times, even in the difficult situations
- We know that Jesus is always there