Storms of Life

Today' Gospel reading from Mark reminded me of a blog post I wrote a few years ago inpired by a similar passage in the Gospel of Matthew. Figured it was worth a repost (or at least an excerpt).

We all get overwhelmed by the storms of life at some point or another - our own daily lives and the seeming chaos of war and violence around the globe. We look around and wonder where God is. Is he sleeping on the job we wonder? "Lord, save us! We are perishing!" we cry, trying to wake him up. We're terrified, we have little faith just like the disciples. They were able to nudge Jesus on the shoulder. I imagine him rubbing his groggy eyes, looking around and sighing "Come on. Can't you deal with a little storm. Do you need me to prove to you yet again that things will be ok?" Nice guy that he is, he does and there was once again great calm.

No comments: