Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Scared Of Storms

-A storm that could scare professional fishermen rocked the Son of God to sleep. Mark 4:35-41

-That cold front from Mt Hermon hitting that warm front from the Sea of Galilee made quit a squall.  An impressive thunderstorm.

-Living in the south we would say, "It is coming up a cloud."  That meant you better get your clothes off the line quick.

-Professional sailors, Peter, James and John, were scared to death.  They knew they had no control over that storm and thought Jesus didn’t.

-Before the storm, I sense have control. I got this, I have sailed before.  But when the storm hits I realize I really never had that much control. 

-Jesus was asleep, why?  He knew the strength and love of his Father.

-Psalms 62:11-12 One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong, 12and that you, O Lord, are loving.

-Jesus knew that He and The Father were strong and loving.  The storm was never beyond God's power.  And just because Jesus was in the storm did not mean God didn't care.

-Storms will make you doubt that God is strong and loving.  If he was strong he would have stopped the storm.  If he loved me he would never let me go through the storm.  

-The South goes crazy over snowstorms.  We buy the grocery store out of milk and bread at the hint of a half an inch of snow. The North goes crazy over rainstorms.  We hide in our basments, cancel school, and the news follows rain clouds all across West Michigan for 2 hours interrupting whatever was on television with reports of rain.

-We all have a storm we panic over.

-But Jesus is never panicked.  He whispers to us how much he loves us no matter the storm we are facing.  He is stronger than any storm we go through.

-One day, at just the right time, he will awaken and command the storm,  "Be Quiet, Be Still!"  And the storm like an unruly 3 year old will have to obey and be a complaint child.    

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