The Other Side

Jesus told the disciples to get into the boat so they could all go to the other side of the lake.  Then He fell asleep, and remained that way even though violent winds and waves stirred up. When the disciples, afraid for their lives, woke Him and begged for intervention, Jesus – sure enough – calmed the storm.  But then He said something curious: “Where is your faith?”


Doesn’t Jesus understand that a tiny boat in the middle of raging seas is cause for concern?  Many of the disciples were professional fishermen.  They knew when the situation was bad.  They weren’t crying out for no reason.


From Jesus’ perspective, however, He had told them that they were going to the other side.  A mere storm, no matter how fierce, couldn’t change the declaration of the son of God.


My family is today in an “other side” situation.  I am trying to stay focused on the promises of Jesus that encourage me to believe we’ll arrive safely.  Truthfully, however, I wish He’d get up and do something miraculous.


I’ll let you know how it unfolds.


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