Saturday, August 5, 2017

Who then is this?

Mark 4:35-41
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Who then is this?
who are you?
One who can sleep through the storms...
One who cares deeply...
One who commands the wind and the waves...
One who creates peace...
One who causes great awe and wonder...

Lord Jesus,
you are all that and more.
You shatter the box
I have created for you.
You act beyond my imagining.
You show me
how powerful,
how transforming,
how saving,
compassion for others is.

By your Spirit,
embolden me
to embody your compassion for others
and in so doing
bring about peace and calm
in the lives of others
for your Glory!

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