As I was listening to the below verse being recited in one of the Prayer calls, it gave me a new revelation.
“22 Now on one of those days [a]Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” So, they launched out. 23 But as they were sailing along, He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger. 24 They came up to Jesus and woke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging [b]waves, and they stopped, and [c]it became calm. 25 And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” But they were fearful and amazed”Let us see
22 Now on one of those days [a]Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” So, they launched out.
These are the times as one of those days that Jesus and us -His disciples have got into a boat. Yes, we are in the same boat with HIM. And we have launched out on a mission. Mission to save ourselves, our generation, to spend our eternity with the LORD, successfully get thru this sojourn on earth.
23 But as they were sailing along, He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger.
Jesus is with us, the Immanuel but HE is asleep or that’s what we think. We forget Psalm 121 where we know the LORD of Israel never sleeps or slumbers.
We are on a mission sailing along; we are moving forward and there is a fierce gale of wind. This is a boat with Jesus, and we think the sail is going to be smooth. Everything is going to be neat and tidy.
Alas, to our shock and surprise comes a wind. The wind brings in water into the boat scaring us to drown us and the boat. Many a time, don’t we feel that. I am in the will of GOD. HIS prophets had confirmed to us in many prayers and calls, “Sister, you are in the will of GOD” Then why this wind? We hate this wind. We don’t want the water into our boats. We are on a good and holy mission. There is no personal motive. This is for the greater good. It must go smoothly. Our business is special and GOD willing. We need favor, not winds. Yet there is wind.
24 They came up to Jesus and woke Him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!”
And we cry out to HIM, sometimes in frustration and anger. We claim we are perishing to the LORD who promised everlasting life, who has helped witness many miracles. We are ready to forget the past miracles coz the wind in the present is too much to handle for us.
Though our prayers are made in frustration. HE gets up. HE gets up from HIS throne. HE gets up and pleads our case to our Almighty GOD. HE listens to us because HE is in the boat with us & We are in HIS boat. HE understands us more than any Leader, Family member, Medical professional, Pastor or an Official.
HE calms the winds and stills the raging sea. Once again, it’s a smooth sail.
25 And He said to them, “Where is your faith?”
Then HE says to us “Where is your faith?”. Not Yell or Condemn or Scream or Chide us. He just says to us.
Today we are dealing with such wind and storm like this pandemic or persecution at home/work/unbelievers or delayed physical healing or stumbled spiritual walk or delayed financial blessing.
- Have you ever wondered the change of scene, if the disciples had decided to keep calm and be faithful during this storm? What would have been the outcome?
- Have you thought about Paul's ship in the storm?
Please write/comment on your revelation.