Here are the disciples on a boat. In the middle of the water. Nothing near. The wind starts picking up. I imagine some thunder and lightening. And huge waves begin to blow the boat all around. They all start to panic.
Here I am working. Tech issue happens. An irate customer complains. Decision after decision must be made. Just like those waves hitting the boat, trials and challenges are hitting my day. And like those disciples, I start to panic.
Meanwhile... also in the boat, lays JESUS peacefully sleeping. Perfectly calm. Right in the middle of the chaos.
Meanwhile, in the midst of my chaotic day of struggles; there is JESUS. Right beside me. Calm... waiting..
JESUS says to the disciples, who wake JESUS up in a state of panic. Where’s your faith? Reminding them WHO is in their boat. And then... just like that... JESUS quiets the storm and a calm comes over the waves.
JESUS reminds me, while I react in worry and fear, who lifts me, stands behind me, catches me when I fall... and my worry calms... yep.. JESUS calmed my storm!
Moral of the story:
Lack of faith = worry
JESUS = calm
I am Deni, short for Denise. I grew up in a Jewish home, in a Jewish neighborhood and a Jewish family. In 3rd grade we moved. We moved to a mostly non-Jewish area.... that is where JESUS found me. I say found me because I yet had not acknowledged it, but would find out later.......by grace, HE HELD ME ALL ALONG, just a lil Jewish girl from Philly.