Asleep During the Storm

Asleep During the Storm

23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. Matthew 8:23-24

I love this picture story. A storm is rocking the boat furiously but Jesus is fast asleep.

Was he just so exhausted from the day that nothing could possibly wake Him or was he testing His followers early on?

Probably both, though He must have fallen asleep quickly after getting into the boat.

He was in capable hands so why should He worry. Many of these disciples handled storms like this every week of their lives. They were experienced and knew every trick in the book, so why should He worry?

Sound familiar?

We know what happens in the rest of the story, but we certainly should rest peacefully at night, knowing that the world’s affairs are in very capable and experienced Hands.

Nothing, nothing, nothing should worry us.

But I live in the real world where worry is what we see in the news all day every day, so how can we avoid it?

Race riots.
Out of control government leaders.

We shouldn’t worry, but we do. We really should sleep so effortlessly, knowing our situation is in really good hands.

Scripture implores us to “Cast all our cares upon Him for He cares for us.” 1 Peter 5:7

We certainly need to be reminded of this once or twice a day.

Or more.

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