In The Storm by Kirk Hunt
And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
Mark 4:37-38 NKJV
Simon, Andrew, James, and John were not rookies, afraid of a strong breeze. They were professional fishermen who earned good livings, with this kind of boat, on this very body of water. They were expert, seasoned sailors and knew watercraft well. They had all been through storms before. This storm was different.
They did not panic, at first. They did what they knew to do. They used their professional skills and extensive experience to weather the storm.
They bailed water. They shortened the sails. They lightened the ship. All to no avail.
The Disciples woke Jesus. Big, burly men who, until now, had seen everything the Galilee could throw at them. Strong, tough guys, who were way past their limits. And knew it. They could do nothing, but they knew someone who could do anything.
In the middle of the crisis, the Disciples turned to the Master of Storms.
Do what you know to do, but call out His Name. Use your skills and abilities, but look to Christ for the solution. Act, but rely on Jesus. When we reach our limit, God’s Power begins.
The wind will howl. The waves will crash. Is the Master of Storms in your boat?
Think: In the middle of the storm, Jesus is my safety and comfort.
Pray: “Lord, thank You for how You protect and preserve me.”
Copyright © January 2020, Kirk Hunt
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