When Israel came out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of foreign tongue, why was it, O sea, that you fled, O Jordan, that you turned back? (Psalm 114:1, 5, NIV 1984).
My Musings – It was by the same “mighty hand” that brought them out of Egypt. So that the enemies of Israel would see and fear, and that Israel might see and believe.
Then he [Jesus] got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” (Matthew 8:23–27, NIV 1984).
Like Father, like Son. The hands of the Son could have “turned back” the opposition just as effortlessly as He calmed the wind and the waves. Yet He allowed them to be nailed to the cross. Why was it, O LORD, that you did not turn them back? Why did you not call the legions of Angels? To deliver you and me. To take us out of darkness into light. So we can cross over the “sea,” from death to life.
My Advice – “Believe me [Jesus] when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence.” (John 14:11, NIV 1984). “Wind and waves,” not enough? How about rising from the dead? If you believe in the Son, you need not fear the Father. Believe. What are you afraid of?
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I am so thankful that God has forgiven me for all my sins. Blessings, Steve!
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