Jesus had spent much time teaching the multitudes concerning the kingdom of God; when it was time to cross the lake, He and the disciples boarded a boat. Mark 4:35-41 records a wonderful insight into the life and ministry of Jesus. As He and His disciples were crossing the lake in their boat, the Scripture states that Jesus was asleep in the stern. The disciples were not sleeping. In fact, they were panicking. A storm with fierce winds was causing the little boat many problems. The waves were swamping the boat. That is when the disciples approached Jesus with these words: "Teacher! Don't you care that we're going to die?" (verse 38).
Surely Jesus cared. Right? Surely He was aware that the boat was being battered around by the wind and the waves. Right? Surely He is aware when our lives are being battered around during everyday life. Right? Surely Jesus cares. Right?
Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!!
Yes, Jesus cares. Yes, Jesus knows. Jesus came to the rescue. He ceased the winds and calmed the waves. Jesus delivered the disciples. Just as He comes to our rescue. Just as He takes care of every detail of our lives. As He delivered them, their response was: "Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey Him!" (verse 41). As we see God at work in our lives, let us acknowledge that this is Jesus - My God, My Savior, My Deliverer.
Praying today for:
(1) Lake O' the Pines = Victory
(2) State = Arkansas
(3) Nation = Finland
(4) North African & Middle Eastern Peoples