Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Jesus calms the storm

"On the same day, when evening had come, He (Jesus) said to them (His disciples), 'Let us cross over to the other side.' Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was.  And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.  But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, 'Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?' Then He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea 'Peace, be still!' and the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, 'Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?'  And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, 'Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?'"  Mark 4: 35-41
Today I attending a seminar at BSF (Bible Study Fellowship). 
Side note for just a minute...if you are looking to get involved in a Bible study look into BSF.  They have classes for women, men and kiddos and it is an international organization.  So no matter where you live or your age they have something for you.  I have learned so much this year studying Genesis.  Here is the link .
Ok back to the seminar.  The seminar was on how to lead a small group Bible study.  During the seminar we broke up into groups and read different Bible passages.  The above was one of our groups passages.  I have read these verses before and hear others teach on them and I learned something new today.  I just love how God teaches me something new everytime I read His Word!  One of the group members pointed out that there were other boats in the water.  I had never paid attention to that fact before.  She equated this to our storms in life.  There are others around us, but the one we should go to for help is Jesus. 
I told the boys what I learned and Jackson said," it is like when you can't open something and you ask all your friends and they can't the best person to ask for help is the teacher."  He got it!
The answer to our storms of life is JESUS!  The best person to ask for help is JESUS!

1 comment:

  1. My grandson is so SMART!!! I had never paid any attention to the other boats either. Thanks for sharing!!

    Love you Mom!