Friday, February 07, 2003

Edifier du Jour-Mark 4:36-41(NASB)
35 On that day, when evening came, He said to them, "Let us go over to the other side." 36 Leaving the crowd, they took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him. 37 And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. 38 Jesus Himself 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?" 39 And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. 40 And He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?" 41 They became very much afraid and said to one another, "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?"
Sometimes we might be tempted to think that God's asleep at the wheel if things don't happen when we want them to or if we're going through more grief than we'd like. He's not going to give us more trauma than we can handle. He's not unaware of what's happening. He's not too busy to help. This last year's been a busy and often traumatic year for me, as lots of things have changed. However, I've tried to remmeber through it all that He is there, that He loves me (and Eileen) and that He will work things for our good in the long term. Sometimes those waves look like they're about to swamp us, but God has always gotten us through.

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