Jesus, Calmer Of Storms

Jesus, Calmer Of Storms

Readings: Job 38:1-11, 16-18
2 Corinthians 5:14-21
Mark 4:35-41

5th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2024

When we read about Job, it just shows that we have lack of wisdom. The fact that the whole earth is held together is a mystery. Science has been trying to explain this but cannot. Man thinks he is so wise that he tries to prove things but to no avail. Man thinks he knows but in reality, it is God who knows everything. What God does is perfect. He does not change.

In today’s Gospel, it gives to us an understanding about the greatness of God. We are not just flesh because God breathed life into us. Christ’s whole life on earth was to minister. He not only came to destroy the works of the enemy but to restore that which God had intended for us to be. The stories in Scripture are not only meant for us to read, but they are intructions for us on how to live. In this instance we see him telling His disciples after ministering to a crowd of people, “Let us go to the other side.” He got into a boat, and being exhausted, he went to the stern, found a pillow, and went to sleep. Here we see Jesus’ humanity. He was tired. He needed to rest. Somewhere along the journey, a storm came. The waters stirred up and caused big waves and appeared that it was swamping their boat. The disciples got scared, went to Christ and cried out, “Teacher, don’t you care that we might be drowning?” Jesus stood up, rebuked the wind, and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be calm.” And immediately the storm stopped. Turning to the disciples, He said, “Why are you so afraid, don’t you have faith?” They were terrified and asked, “who is this that even the wind and waves obey Him!”

This shows us that when we come to Him with a need or a storm, He will calm the storm. When we are in the midst of the storm, He is there with us. We just need to submit to Him. Many people are in despair, many have anxieties. If we know that Christ is with us, we need not be afraid. Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” In our moments of difficulty, may we call on Him. He is a Gentleman and will not force us. We must go to Him voluntarily. May we learn and truly understand that He is with us. He will never leave us.


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