Scripture: Luke 8:22-24
One day Jesus got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they put out, and while they were sailing he fell asleep. A windstorm swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger. They went to him and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm.
Thought for the Day: I’ve always liked this story in scripture. I can imagine the panic-stricken disciples arguing over who is going to wake-up Jesus. No one wants to look fearful, but they definitely want someone to wake him up. They are unsure of why they need Jesus, but there seems to be a yearning to turn to Jesus in this time of distress. For many people, this is the only time they turn to Jesus. When the boat ride is uneventful, why weren’t the disciples equally excited to wake-up Jesus? Find an occasion in your daily life when everything is well, and carve out a little of that time to simply be with Jesus.
Prayer: Whether it is crisis or calm, O Father God, I shall learn to look to you and the gift of Christ. Amen.
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