That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, ”Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ”Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
He said to his disciples, ”Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
It’s kind of gloomy today.
There was a thunderstorm last night.
The ground is wet and there are puddles all around.
The air is cool flowing through my bike helmet as I cycle to work.
When the sun comes out will it be unbearably hot?
God, we worship you for being the God of the weather.
You make the storms come, and you calm the storms.
On my left is the lake where that boy drown last week.
Maybe they shouldn’t have been in there, but they were just being boys.
Why did that have to happen?
God, we worship you for being the God of life and for never leaving us even in death.
As I ride, the neighborhood changes from poor to rich and back to poor again.
Do the wealthy know what life is like on the other side of the road?
God we worship you for being the God of all people no matter how much money they make.
God be with us in this day, in every thought,
and in every view from our front doors,
and along every step of this journey.
Scott Harmon, Minnesota, USA