Luke and the Lost
My brother was young and creative in his early years. Impressed by what he learned from a weather documentary about the relative calm in the middle of hurricanes that wreaked havoc at times, he wrote a song about it…”Living in the Eye of the Storm”. I think of the lyrics at times when I experience that calm in the middle of the chaos of my life. The stuff of life that seems out of control can actually bring us closer to our Savior! Think about it.
The funnels of hurricanes sweep through and have the ability to clean off the earth in minutes. They wreak havoc all around them. But in the middle of the funnel the noise is relatively less, if you look up the sky is clear, the air pressure pulls you up, higher and higher. Mm Figuratively speaking, the middle of the storm brings calm to everything else going around you. Look up, be lifted up to the Creator who has you on His mind and loves You beyond what you can imagine.
This flashback brings us to the familiar story of God’s power and majesty demonstrated by Jesus, the Christ who calms the storm on a turbulent sea.
Luke 8, The Message
22-24 One day he and his disciples got in a boat. “Let’s cross the lake,” he said. And off they went. It was smooth sailing, and he fell asleep. A terrific storm came up suddenly on the lake. Water poured in, and they were about to capsize. They woke Jesus: “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”
Getting to his feet, he told the wind, “Silence!” and the waves, “Quiet down!” They did it. The lake became smooth as glass.
25 Then he said to his disciples, “Why can’t you trust me?”
They were in absolute awe, staggered and stammering, “Who is this, anyway? He calls out to the winds and sea, and they do what he tells them!”
This reminds me of another song…
In Christ alone my hope is found,
He is my light, my strength, my song;
this Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace,
when fears are stilled, when strivings cease!
My Comforter, my All in All,
here in the love of Christ I stand.
The question that leaps off the page for us today…”Why can’t you trust me?” –Jesus
Dear Heavenly Father,
THANK YOU for lifting us up in the middle of the storms of life and offering peace and calm. While the unknowns of life swirl violently around us we trust You, our Known God who knows all, is in all and is in control. You’ve got this. You are God and we are not. Continue to be with us…
In Jesus Name, Amen