As Jesus got into a boat, his disciples followed him.
Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea,
so that the boat was being swamped by waves;
but he was asleep.
They came and woke him, saying,
“Lord, save us! We are perishing!”
He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?”
Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea,
and there was great calm.
The men were amazed and said, “What sort of man is this,
whom even the winds and the sea obey?” (Mt 8:23-27)
Jesus can calm any storm we can possibly whip up.
The apostles certainly found that out.
Oh, sure, they did not create the storm on the seas; but, they were present to witness the Lord calming the wind and the waves.
The storms in our own lives are more metaphorical. They take place because of the problems that we get ourselves into on a regular basis.
They can feel as overwhelming as an actual storm on the sea.
They rage and toss us about in the tempests of our lives.
Jesus is the Master of all storms.
He can quiet the storms in our lives if we but allow Him to.
The question is, are we willing to cry out to Him as the apostles did: “Lord, save us! We are perishing!” Bring your troubles to Him in prayer and let Him calm your storms.
FAITH ACTION: Every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. we have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in our chapel. Consider coming out today and spending some quality time with Jesus.