“Lord, save us!” His disciples cry out as their boat is being swamped by the waves and they fear it will go down.
Jesus replies by asking them why they are afraid and then speaks to the winds and waves and a great calm descends.
“ Who is this that even the winds and sea obey him?”
Sit for a while in the boat of your own storm and disorder.
What does that feel like ?
Where is Jesus for you in that feeling ?
When Job was going through the most horrific time of desolation and storm in his life
God answers him out of the storm.
He declared his supreme power over all that he created in the earth.
Can you see this God in Jesus who by his very words stopped the sea?
What does he want to say to you ?
What is it that you desire for him to do?
What is he asking from you ?
As you speak to Jesus now
Tell him what is in your heart .
We pray together as one people,
O Lord, save us !
From all that drags us down
From all that we try to control
From trusting in our own devices
From all of our fears
We look to you, who created the heavens and the earth
The foundations of land and the sea and
set boundaries for all things,
limits that would allow all to grow in harmony together.
May our eyes be open to see what you are creating around us for your glory and our good
May our hearts and hands participate With you to bring order out of disorder,
Calm out of chaos.
And may our prayers of compassion for others release the chains that hold them bound,
Setting the captives free to see you as you really are,
Good and beautiful and just God!
We love you and surrender to your love in us today.
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