Who Is In The Boat

There is a story told in the bible when the followers of Jesus, having obeyed him to cross over to the other side of the lake in a boat, fell victims to bad weather and dangerous waters.

In Mark the sixth chapter we find them in the middle of the night straining at the oars in fear of losing both their boat and lives. They cried out to Him and he went to them walking on the lake.

I think I would have jumped out of the boat and thus drowned from shear fear of what I was seeing. Not so for those followers. He told them in verse fifty to, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” With that he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down and all was well.

We could learn a lot of lessons from this story but perhaps one of the best is that when we allow Christ to be in our mist even the worst of storms can be handled.

I really don’t think the greatest miracle here is His walking on the water but rather His bringing peace in the mist of life’s storms. Maybe you are seeking to escape some of the storms of life that you are facing back in the ‘real’ world.  Storms in business, family, finances, and a hundred other ways, your best plan for facing and defeating those storms is knowing that Jesus is with you in your journey.

Learn the lesson of the boat, it’s not the weather outside, it’s the person inside who defeats the storm.

Ivan

 

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Published in: on August 30, 2016 at 11:21 pm  Leave a Comment  

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