Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fearing Powerful Storms

Jesus and His disciples were in a boat when a powerful storm came.  Jesus was sound asleep in the back of the boat.  "Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?" {Mark 4:38}  Jesus' lesson was clear:  you're afraid of the wrong thing.  Don't fear what or who can kill your body, but fear and trust me because I rule over storms and death. 
{Matthew 10:28}

Life will always have powerful storms.  We will all go through trials and we will all die.  There will come a time when Jesus' prayer for us to be with Him will overrule our prayer for prolonged earthly life.  And when it does, we will experience a life so far better, richer, fuller, purer, and more joyful that we will shake our heads in wonder that we ever pleaded to stay. {Jon Bloom}

There are many things to fear in life.  Yes, we must weep with those who weep but we must remember that many bad things will happen as long as this earth exists.  We must know God.  We must cling to Him.  We must teach our children about Him consistently.

No one will escape death.   The only way to be prepared to die is to believe in Jesus.  He is the way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Him.  {John 14:6}  He is our only hope.  

So don't fear powerful storms and tribulations.  Fear God.  He is the only one worth fearing.  He is the final judge.  I pray He may say to you at the end of your life:  Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.  {Matthew 25:23}