The Mysteries of this world
The sea is a mysterious world. Biologists are still discovering new creatures. There are many who are certain that there are creatures in the depths that have yet to be discovered. However, the sea is associated with some of most dangerous mysteries. Storms at sea are able to produce waves, which are taller than buildings and capable of swallowing ships that will never be discovered in its dark depths. The seas have claimed the lives of many people over the past centuries. The shadow of death is just beneath the surface.
This danger and mysterious sea was even more so to the people of God that we find in our Bible. Visit with me Mark’s writing of a dangerous and mysterious voyage at sea.
Jesus Stills the Sea
35 On that day, when evening came, He *said to them, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd, they *took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him. 37 And there *arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. 38 Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they *woke Him and *said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. 40 And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? How is it that you have no faith?” 41 They became very much afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Mark 4:35–41 (NASB95)
The disciples ask, “Who then is this that even the wind and the sea obey Him? (Mark 4:41) Jesus calms the storm at sea. What is mysterious and dark to us is complete knowledge to our Creator. Our Creator brings order to the chaotic storms of life. At times, your life may be filled with storms of darkness, mystery, and danger, but the God of life will bring you through. Have faith! Have courage! Awaken yourself to a trust in our Triune God to deliver you no matter how severe a storm you are facing.
God bless and keep you.
Pastor Mike Proctor