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9/14 Mark 3-5

The reading today picks up with Jesus teaching the people in parables and healing the sick and driving out evil spirits.

It was interesting that after Jesus teaches and heals the sick all day long that he was able to sleep through this storm.  My guess is that it took a lot out him.  It was also very interesting that the disciples, after all that they had seen him do, were worried about the storm.  Wouldn’t you think, “Hey we’re okay, because we are with Jesus.”  Guess not, because they accused Jesus of not caring whether they drowned or not.

35That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”

39He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

40He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

41They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

Note to self:  Don’t worry about stuff, because if we are with Jesus, he can calm any storm that approaches.  It appears that it is easier said than done.

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