Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Voice of Jesus in The Storm

Is it stormy weather with you? Do cares, disappointments, afflictions, bereavements, as a heavy cloud, deluge you with sorrow? Do spiritual troubles assail you as a hurricane, and drive your harassed soul hither and thither? Do the winds and the waves beat upon your frail bark, so that it seems about to sink? "O afflicted, tempest-tossed, and not comforted"  listen to the voice of Jesus, who comes to you in the storm, walking upon the waters, and says, "It is I! do not be afraid!

[Newman Hall]

Matthew 14:28-32 ... And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.  And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.  But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.  And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?  And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.

Mark 6:49-50 ... But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:  For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.

John 6:18-21 ...  And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew. So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid. But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid. Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.