Saturday, Feb 24 – Mark 4:35-41

35 As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” 36 So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). 37 But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. 38 Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” 39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. 40 Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”


Lord, forgive us when we have amnesia and forget who you are. Or when we think for a moment that you’re not still with us. Thank you that you are right beside us, no matter the circumstances of life – whether there’s a storm that’s overtaking us, when the busy-ness of life crowds out our ability to find peace – speak peace over the circumstances of our lives and remind us that “even the winds and waves obey you.”

Share this post with your friends