Let us go over to the other side. Mark 4:35
A comfortable plane ride was about to get bumpy.
The voice of the captain interrupted in-flight beverage service
and asked passengers to make sure their seatbelts were fastened.
Soon the plane began to roll & pitch like a ship on a wind-whipped ocean.
While the rest of the passengers were doing their best to deal with the turbulence,
a little girl sat through it all reading her book.
After the plane landed, she was asked why she had been able to be so calm.
She responded, “My daddy is the pilot and he’s taking me home.”
Though Jesus’ disciples were seasoned fishermen,
they were terrified the day a storm threatened to swamp their boat.
They were following Jesus’ instructions. Why was this happening?
He was with them but He was asleep at the stern of the craft.
They learned that day that it is not true
that when we do as our Lord says there will be no storms in our lives.
Yet because He was with them,
they also learned that storms don’t stop us
from getting to where our Lord wants us to go
Whether the storm we encounter today is the result of a tragic accident,
a loss of employment, or some other trial,
we can be confident that all is not lost.
Our Pilot can handle the storm. He will get us home.