Peace in the middle of the storm
“And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’”
In this one fantastic story we have Christ in His humanity and Christ in His deity. God in His humanity, weak and frail and tired at times. But not only do we see the mystery of His humanity, but in this same story Mark is quick to tell us of the miracle of His majesty; because the same Christ, asleep in the bottom of the boat, is able to rise and with the word of His power He controls the realms of nature.
Fear and anxiety are major problems in today's world. We face panic and trouble and tribulation all around. Sometimes even the strongest Christians find themselves swamped by circumstances, and we're tempted to be afraid and even to panic. We wonder, "God, where are you? God, what's happening in my life? Don't you care!?"
We can know that the same Christ who stilled the storm that day on the Sea of Galilee is the Prince of Peace who stills the storm in our hearts and in our lives and calms our own troubled seas.
There are times in our lives when we wonder where is God, but if you're a child of God… if you're a Christian… if He's in your boat, even when He seems absent, He's present.
Practice the peace of God every day of your life by keeping your mind on Him.