Speaking of the power of Jesus Christ, the Nazarene, Mark’s gospel records this:
“He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” Mark 4:39
I have a few people in my life right now that are perched inside teeny, tiny dinghies, while the gale force winds over Lake Trouble threaten to see them sunk. They are waiting and praying and trying really hard to lift holy hands up to the God of their understanding, while hurricane winds whip the waves to and fro. It’s hard keeping a good grasp on creaking wood when all of Nature’s force is levied against you. To them I say, do not fear, we serve The Sea Whisperer.
To that one who is waiting for her babies to come home, even as she begins to deal with the reality that she has breast cancer and things will never be the same again, The Sea Whisperer says, “Peace, be still.”
To that one who wonders what she ought to do, what is safe to do, what is safe to say, what is safe to suggest, The Sea Whisperer says, the winds will cease.
To that one who last week looked for something more, but received something less, The Sea Whisperer says, remember, I rebuke even the wind.
To that one who is living with increased anxiety and a diminished ability to recall whatever it was she was supposed to remember from that conversation she had, the Sea Whisperer says, I’ve risen, I’m in charge, I’m here. Do not fear!
Some feel like others could never understand what they are going through. The Sea Whisperer can.
Maybe today you are experiencing your own rough seas, troubled waters, confusing crossings or conversely, discouraging droughts. If your dream is that you’ll get to “the other side” without getting wet, I’m afraid I’m not going to be much help to you. I’m a firm believer in a Sea Whisperer that keeps us afloat, but not necessary without water stains on our sandals. The one thing I do know is that He can do the impossible: For you, for me, for His church still struggling to stay afloat.
For the Christian, suffering always serves a redemptive purpose.
Today, let go of that image you have of your own rough seas and trust Jesus completely. Concentrate on his sea whispering abilities and put your faith in him. If you’ve done all you can do, lay back, close your eyes, go to your happy place and let him do the work for you.
He doesn’t need to row.
Jesus is champion of the wind. He won’t let you down. Ever!