Roy’s Blog: “Safe in the Storm”

Mark 4:39 “He rebuked the wind and the sea, and it became perfectly calm.”

The Sea of Galilee is the best known lake in the world. Most of the gospels are written about Jesus’s ministry around the Sea of Galilee. The lake is approximately 12 miles long and 7 miles wide, and is just south of Mt. Herman. Wind is a common occurrence on the lake. The lake is 690 feet below sea level and surrounded by hills. It is known for its strong winds and sudden violent storms.

Jesus had been ministering along the western shore of the lake and that evening, to escape the crowds, He and the apostles set sail for the eastern shore. while Jesus slept, a strong gale came up breaking the waves over the boat. In fear, the apostles woke Jesus. To their amazement He calmed the wind and storm. He turned to them and asked them, “Why are you afraid. Do you still have no faith?”

This reminds us that when He is in our lives, we are safe in the storms.

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