Rev. Canon Michael Gilton
September 11, 2022
Jesus’ Ministry – Power
We’re all familiar with the Gospel story of Jesus calming a storm. Not an everyday, Texas thunderstorm, but a frightening, deadly storm in the Sea of Galilee. Jesus’ disciples, all experienced fishermen and sailors, took a risk in sailing across the sea – and in turn were pummeled, tossed about and drenched. Fearing for their lives, they awaken Jesus, who shows them his power speaking only 2 words to the storm – translated as “Peace, be still.”
Jesus doesn’t guarantee us a storm-free life, without difficulties, pain and suffering. But he does use his incomparable and unmanageable power to deliver us through our storms. Are you dwelling on the storms in your life? Or trusting Jesus to get you through them?