Sometimes you come up with an idea for a post that never goes anywhere, sometimes one post can lead into others and soon you have many. This word for me I have been working on since Sept. yep that’s right writers block on a short word like CALM, I seriously have tried this post 17 times and deleted 16 so I am now calm, at ease with my life, maybe since Sept my life has been too busy, maybe this word came to me to show me how to calm down, slow down, and even just stop. The verses that I keep circling around are…
Jesus Calms the Storm
23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
How would I have felt to see this – a storm raging and then complete CALM – would I have been in awe or shock? Would you feel humble or would you be scared? I think for me I would have been all of those and more…I would have been in awe that I can see these things happen for real, shock that God was here among His people…humble that I was chosen to been part of His core group of followers and scared – if He could do that with a simple command of words what could He do to me with a snap of His fingers…I guess for me the calm after the storm would have been more nerve wracking than the storm itself, with the storm I knew what I was up against or at least could understand it but here when Jesus calmed that storm, He leaves me in a new realm of not knowing what could or could not take place. Here for that instant I feel very, very small compared to this friend I know so little about or for that matter really understand. Yes, Jesus calmed that storm but did He really or did He just show us a glimpse into a CALM POWER that we can only dream of. God’s raw unleashed power with the time of Moses was huge but the calm can be just as unnerving and perhaps even a bit more. I think this is why I struggled writing this because I now know calm is just a nice way of saying I HAVE A GREAT STORM JUST UNDER MY SURFACE, take heed, MY GOD is AWESOME AND POWERFUL yet can be very QUIET when needed.
Do you feel this way, does your belief in God come over you with the calming power of a storm waiting to happen, do you feel that you will burst if you don’t let your light shine? Do you feel CALM? or do you FEEL THE STORM WITHIN?