Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Storms Of Life


Matthew 8: 23-27

Story

The Sea of Galilee is about 13 miles long and 7 miles wide.

It lies about 700 feet below the level of the Mediterranean.

When cool currents of air sweep down from the surrounding hills, they collide with the warm air above the sea, whipping up fierce winds.

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As Christ and His disciples crossed the sea, a furious storm arose.

It threatened to capsize their boat.

They were terrified and woke up their sleeping Master.

He said to them, "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?"

He then rebuked the winds and the sea.

And there was a great calm.

Lessons

The disciples had already seen Him perform astounding miracles.

They had experienced His care for them.

How could they imagine He would fail them now?

The Lord Jesus is not just a man.

He is almighty God who will never fail us nor forsake us!

The disciples' fear of the storm turned to a fear inspired by awe

--- "Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey him?"

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If we know the Lord, we have experienced His goodness to us and His power in our lives.

However we soon forget these things when the storms of the Christian life disturb us.

"Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?"

3 comments:

  1. We do forget. However, I've found that it takes practice, to rely on the Lord in times of need, instead of trying to figure things out via our own "wisdom". I think that if we try to remind ourselves at some point every day that the Lord is in charge, things get easier.

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  2. just to let you know i'm your new follower, hope u can follow me back. have a nice weekend!

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  3. Sonny Jim - How true. It's better to depend on God's guidance than on our cleverness.

    Texas_sweetie : Thanks for following.

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