That day when evening came, Jesus said to His disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side.’ Leaving the crowd behind, they took Him along, just as He was, in the boat. There were also other boats with Him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat,so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke Him and said to Him, ‘Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?’
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to His disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?’ They were terrified and asked each other, ‘Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey Him!’ Mark 4:35-41
“We’re going to the other side,” Jesus announced with a grin; He knew there was a storm ahead, as He told them to get in. He promptly went to sleep just to see if they would choke; and sure enough the boat looked like it would go up in smoke.
“Wake up Jesus! Don’t you care if we drown? What kind of prophet are you? We’re all going down!” “Relax you ninnies–have you no faith? I’m the God of these storm clouds, the wind and the waves.”
“Be not afraid! So please stop your big whines. I’ve got places to take you that have no confines. Your faith now is small, but grow it you must. Place it not on the storm, but in Me and you’ll bust–
Right out of your boxes and fears and small boats, and soon you will be preaching to thousands, and you’ll host–all kinds of events and church gatherings, you’ll see. That there’s no end to what I can do in you through your faith in Me.
Don’t tell Me to wake up–it’s you that needs awakened. I want to do things that will shake you and keep shaking. I have places to take you so wrap your heart around it; give Me your faith and I’ll equip you–now let’s get it started!”
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