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January 18, 2013

Mark 4:35-40


vs 35:   That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side."
vs 36:   Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.
vs 37:   A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.
vs 38:   Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"
vs 39:   He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
vs 40:   He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?"

The waves beat badly against the boat and the water started filling the boat. The disciples were scared and all they could see was a sinking boat.
Scenario 1
They were so overtaken with fear, they forgot in those few minutes that Jesus was with them. All they saw was the sinking boat and the realisation that they were drowning.  Immediately they remembered he was in the same boat with them and “to add salt to injury” he was asleep, I can only imagine the speed with which they must have woken him up, like “hello”, “excuse us” ,“Bros, who sleeps in a boat that is been tossed back and forth on a turbulent sea”…… "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"

Scenario2
They were forming “Messrs Calm” with the assurance that since the Jesus was in the same boat with them, “no shaking”, “nothing go happen”. Now, imagine their shock when the boat started filling with water and Jesus was still sleeping. Panic mode must have set in and I am guessing they woke him up with their screaming, fearful and quaking voices "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?"

In my post one-of-those-days, I gave in to my fears just as the disciples did and like the loving Father, friend, companion that he is, he rebuked the wind, and said to the sea “peace be still”………..a great calm ensued and the wind ceased.
Why am I so fearful?…he’s God, he’s the one who says he will perfect that which concerns me…….
2 Corinth 12:9 “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Eccl 3:11a “He hath made every thing beautiful in his time”
I am much better now and have shaken off the "beast". Thank you to everyone for caring, I surely can’t begin to describe how loved I feel. 
 

Myne
 

16 comments:

  1. He never fails to make things beautiful in HIS own time. The winds can really rage sometimes o, He never slacks when its his time.

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    1. He's always on time abi..thank you so much ma'am.

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  2. You are undergoing processing. It's not a sin to cave in once in a while and give in to your fears. It only becomes a problem to wallow in it. I am glad that you are better. Even if we pass through fire, we shall not be burnt; neither shall the water drown us. God is on the driver's seat.

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  8. we fall down but we get up...
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    1. Thank you me darling, I am definitely gonna keep going strong....I feel loved.

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  9. A MASSIVE hug from me to you!! Even tighter than the kind you gave me a while ago.

    Our stories would have a very happy ending in Jesus name.

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    1. At this rate, I won't collect one book again oh.

      Thanks for the prayers. Wey my shokolate?

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