“PEACE! BE STILL!” (Mark 4:39)
????2 Sam 12:1-7a, 10-17; Ps 51:12-13, 14-15, 16-17 (R.v.12a); Mark 4:35-41
Do you understand what Jesus meant when he said that all authority has been given to him (cf. Matt 28:18)? For me, it means that no other power can withstand him. Do you not see how he defeated the power of the devil in its very kingdom?
The sea is often considered as the seat-power of the evil one. Today, while Jesus was passing by, this seat began to react against him (cf. Mark 4:35-41). Imagine that! The devil was not afraid to begin an attack on the Lord, how much more the subjects!
Trials are bound to come your way my dear, but remember that you have a God who is bigger than all your problems. When the disciples beckoned on him (cf. Mark 4:38), he restored their peace (Mark 4:39). David too was troubled because of his sin, but when he asked, he was forgiven (2 Sam 12:13).
Are you not going to ask him to calm that storm that is shaking your life? He is more than able and ready to come to your aid.
But remember that he is a God of justice. The way you relate with others goes a long way to tell him how you want him to relate. If you do not do good to others, you might be telling him that you do not deserve his goodness. Learn from the experience of David (2 Sam 12:1-7a).
May God continue to grant us all peace and help us work for the peace of others. Amen.
Have a peaceful weekend dear. Peace be with you.