|SCRIPTURE: “Without warning a furious storm came up on the lake so that the waves swept over the boat But Jesus was sleeping.” (Matthew 8:24 NIV)|
“But Jesus was sleeping;” this is an amazing statement in the light of the fact that Jesus knew all things and was certainly aware that the storm would strike while He was sleeping. Could we sleep if we knew a storm would strike? Certainly No! Who sleeps in a storm? Perhaps the ignorant could sleep, but Jesus knew. Maybe those who were indifferent could sleep, but Jesus cares.
When Jesus slept in the midst of the storm, it was an example of Son’s perfect trust and confidence in the Father. He manifested the example of rest to His disciples to teach them that just as He watched and trusted the Father, they were to watch and trust Him.
Jesus did not sleep the sleep of indifference. No, He cared more for the disciples than they did for themselves. We often encounter storms in our life, where we feel God can’t or won’t work. When we truly understand who God is, however, we will realize that He controls both the storms of nature and the storms of the troubled heart. Jesus’ power that calmed this storm can also help us deal with the problems we face.
Source: Culled from, Growing Through The Storms Of Life, by E. Truman Herring (Vol. one)
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)Salt and Light Ministries
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