Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Word of the Day... June 19, 2013

And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Lord, save us! We are perishing!"  Matthew 8:24-25

Have you ever wondered if sometimes the Lord may be sleeping when you are praying?  Have you ever once wondered, Lord?  Are you there?  Can You hear me?

This must be what the Disciples felt like when the storm raged on the Sea of Galilee that night and the waves started to wash over the boat.  Living in Hawaii I have seen the awesome power of the ocean and how it could take a boat like this one and completely destroy it.

I can’t imagine that the boat the Apostles were on was a very big one.  Yet even in the storm Jesus found a place to rest for a little while after a long day of sharing His love with others.  He could rest because He was in His Father’s will and the Disciples should have slept as well.  Jesus told them that they would be fine. And they should have trusted in Him.

Although the storm did not awake Jesus the screams of terror from the Disciples did. What I really love about Jesus is that when they screamed in fear, He answered them immediately and powerfully. 

I think that as Christians we need to stand on that same faith and when we cry out to Jesus during a storm that He will hear our voice and respond to us in the same way. I believe with all of my heart that He loves us just that much!!!  I hope that you all have a Simply Heavenly Wednesday!!!  God bless you!


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