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September 1, 2020, 10:39 AM

Little Faith

Matthew 8:23-27

I find thunderstorms intriguing, I enjoy the sound of the rain and wind. I enjoy watching the lightening flash across the sky.  Storms are fun to watch, but not to be in them.  Flash flooding isn't fun.  Wind damage isn't a laughing matter.  Enduring a lightening strike isn't electrifying, it's terrifying.  The disciples were caught in a horrific storm on the Sea of Galilee, and their boat was being covered by waves while Jesus was asleep.  They called out to Jesus who rebuked the storm.  

Storms reveal our fears.  Jesus will use storms to show us that He is bigger than our fears.  He does not remove our fears but brings focus to our fears.  Fear is an opportunity to trust in Jesus.  The disciples might have been fearful but they took their fear to Jesus.  Who/what do you seek when the storms of life come?  The storms of life are difficult but not beyond the purposes of our Shepherd.  Jesus cares for us.  He will provide for us in the storms of life.

When the storm was over, the disciples were left with a better understanding of Jesus' power.  Storms will end but let us not forget the lessons we can learn about God from them.