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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Daily Gospel Devotional 2013: Calm down

Matthew 8:23-27 / Mark 4:35-41 / Luke 8:22-25…

It was no small storm that came upon the disciples, and often we can feel overwhelmed in the midst of life. This is the place where faith gets tested, and trust gets proven. Often we don’t trust God. We believe His ability, but we doubt His awareness. Either we think that because Jesus is with us we won’t have to face storms or that if we are in a storm that He isn’t with us at all.

Remember that this story is about Jesus before it is about you. People say “it’s all about Jesus”, or “it’s not about you” all the time, but they never seem to apply it when it comes to themselves. Yes you have a part to play in the drama, but we must see the big picture first before we can accurately apply it. These things are signs; the visible manifestations of divine power inspire awe and teach us about God. The lesson isn’t that we need to have faith to see miracles; it is that we have faith to know that Jesus has got control even if we think He is asleep.

The big picture here is not that Jesus can shelter you from the storms of life; He can. Or even that we must trust Him in the storms of life; we should. It is that Jesus was giving evidence of a new era. He had come to restore man and creation from the chaos resulting from sin (Romans 8:19-23). He had come to restore and to save, and when Jesus Christ comes on the scene nature immediately recognizes its master.

The question is, do you?

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