Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Faith--Going To The Other Side
When Jesus and the disciples set out from shore after a day in which Jesus had healed many people, cast out demons and performed many other miracles, He, said "let's go to the other side". The disciples, along with Jesus cast off from the shore and being tired Jesus went to the front of the boat to rest.
While they were sailing to the other side a storm arose and the boat began to take on water , the waves were crashing down upon them and the disciple were afraid that they would sink.
They woke Jesus from his rest and asked him how he could sleep through all this storm and was he going to let them drown in the middle of the lake?
I can imagine that Jesus was not real pleased with his disciples for several reason but he got up immediately and spoke to the winds and the storm, telling them to be still and cease. And no, be assured that Jesus did not speak in a very calm, low wimpy voice magnified with music, as is often portrayed in the movies. The scripture says He orders the winds to stop and when one gives an order they do not speak in soft, low tone of voice. I imagine it was more of a shout of BE STILL!
After calming the storm Jesus turns to his disciples and ask them, "where is you faith?" Had the disciple so soon forgotten who they were on the boat with? Had they forgotten that Jesus had just healed many people right before their eyes? Had they not heard Jesus say, "Let go to the other side?" Did they doubt Jesus when he said they were going to the other side?
So many times we set out to do things that we know God is leading us to do and then become afraid due to circumstances that surround us.
Do we really think that Jesus will take us to the middle of the lake and then let our boat to sink after he has said, lets go to the other side?
Have you ever felt as if your "boat" was sinking in the middle of the lake?