It’s hurricane season here in the U.S. Fairly regularly, storms threaten every house, business, and family in certain communities. Other parts of the country face fires, tornados, earthquakes, and other natural disasters.
There was a time when the disciples and Jesus were in a boat in the middle of a lake. The winds became terribly fierce. The disciples feared for their lives and begged Jesus to do something. Jesus spoke to the storm, and the lake became calm. “ ‘Who is this?’ the disciples asked themselves. “Even the winds and waves obey him!”
We will most likely never understand why tragedy affects one person and not another. We wonder why some people endure horrible destruction of their property, physical trials, or financial hardships, while others are spared entirely. Such questions usually remain unanswered.
We can, however, know with certainty that even the winds and waves obey Jesus. Whether we are protected or destroyed, a measure of peace is available to us, not only in the midst of the storm, but before and after it as well.