Creator Quiets Creation-from Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power November’s Wow

Creator Quiets Creation

Mark 4:39

Then He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea,

Peace, be still. And the wind ceased and there was a great calm

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Whew, where in the world did the month of October fly off to? Don’t you find that the busier you are, the faster time flies? I’ve been looking forward to November for a while, and yet, now that it’s here, I wish we were still in October. Oh, if only time could stand still for a bit! Grab your coffee and come on in. It’s time for another WOW.

I’ve been studying the book of Mark for a couple of months and for those of you who have read all of the Gospels, don’t you think that Mark’s version is like a super fast roller coaster ride where you go so fast, you miss half of the sights? He definitely wasn’t a man of detail; he just went straight to the facts!

But, I am a girl who likes to dig, and I was coming to the end of chapter 4, and I saw three words that really stopped me in my thought process, and for moments, I was still with bewilderment. Let me explain a little of what comes before these awe-inspiring words.

Jesus has just finished a full day of pouring out of Himself through healing and teaching. He is literally exhausted. He so understands that weariness we often feel, especially if we are a wife and mom. How many of us can relate to that feeling of utter and complete exhaustion? Anyway, He tells the disciples, let’s get in the boat and go to the other side – (in so many words) and so they all get in the boat and proceed out to sea.

Now I am not able to glean from this particular interpretation how long they had been out to sea before a violent wind storm began, and I’m sure if I got the map out, and did some more digging, I could guesstimate, but what we do learn is that the disciples were freaking out. Why? Because the wind had caused the waves to toss so high that they were spilling into the boat and the boat was filling up. Now I don’t know about you, but I’d be freaking out too! As you can imagine, they went looking for Jesus and if you haven’t read this chapter of Mark, you will never believe where they find Him: Fast asleep on a pillow in the stern of the boat! He must have been passed out. That was one exhausted Savior!

Let’s stop there for a second or two. Have you ever been in the midst of a storm, not necessarily weather related, but financial, relational or physical and busted out in an all-out panic, forgetting who is captain of your ship? And haven’t you ever felt like you wanted to jump ship?

Oh, I can’t wait to share the spiritual significance of these three words that truly speak peace to the soul amidst a storm. Join me Monday for our conclusion.



kim L

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