Peace Be Still

Some mornings there maybe a storm coming in to our area. The skies light up and in a few seconds you feel and hear the thunder rolling in. For most of us we just roll over and go back to sleep or get up and head off to work. But for many they wake up and be afraid and will not be able function. The fear of “what if” causes them to become stressed out. My mother was one of those people that would wring her hands and pace the floors when thunder storms came up. Dad would walk out on to the front porch and look up and make a comment “the worse storm I have ever seen but it was going to be okay.” But mom still would be upset until the storm passed by.

In our life storms come and go and many of us react to them the same ways my parents did. We can look at the storm and realise that it is bad, but God will help us through it or we can pace the floors wringing our hands. Both are acts of faith.

A DAY IN A FISHERMAN’S LIFE:  Matthew 8:25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.  Notice He did not say that they had NO faith.

A DAY IN A SOLDIER’S LIFE:  Matthew 8:9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 11 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. Notice the the solider was not doing any great deed, he jusy understood the chain of command.

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