“And I wonder/still I wonder/ Who will stop the rain?” ~ CCR
Seriously though, today’s Gospel lesson has Jesus & His disciples in the middle of a storm at sea.
Ever since I’ve lived in Northwest Florida, I’ve been acutely aware of the power of moving water. Unless one has been through at least one hurricane, one really has no clue how destructive this otherwise life-giving chemical compound that we know as * water* can become.
I bet those disciples were scared during that storm. They were in an open sailing vessel in the middle of the sea. Wind & rain were everywhere & those waves were huge! And to make matters worse,their rabbi is SLEEPING through this storm.
Pay careful attention to what Jesus says to His disciples after he calms the stormy sea.
He says: “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”
All of us face occasional ” storms” of some sort in life. It is never always”smooth-sailing ” . But we, like the first followers of Our Lord Jesus Christ, ned to remind ourselves that JESUS is the One on Whom we can count on to steer or lives safely through metaphorical and literal stormy weather.
Thanks be to God.