Peace in the Meltdown

My friend David has a wonderful post this morning. He points out the fundamental need to trust Christ during the storms of life. It is significant to me that for many, the primary storm they recognize is financial.

“The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” c 1633, by Rembrandt van Rijn.

Mark 4:35-41: “On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Therein lies the question for us to ponder: “Why are you so afraid?  Have you still no faith?”

I awoke this morning at 4:00.  I have to be honest with you, I am wondering where the bottom of this financial mess is.  Certainly no one saw this storm coming. I knew a storm was coming, but not this storm.

It seems to me that this is the perfect picture and verse for us to consider at these times.

Turn your eyes to Jesus, the one true rock … and read David’s blog.

A Boomer in the Pew: Falling Stock Markets, $700 Billion Bailouts, and Jesus Christ.

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