Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Jesus Power"

"Pastor’s Comment - “Jesus Power”

The crashes of thunder and the flashes of lightening in the sky during an summer evening thunderstorm are powerful, aren’t they? Sometimes they are so fierce, they make you ‘jump’ in your seat or bed! Think of it.... we have recently experienced fantastic firework displays, with the loud booms and awesome lights. But all of the power of those fireworks do not equal the power unleashed from just one thunderstorm. Just one bolt of lightning can put out the electrical power to a large area of homes and businesses. Just one thunderstorm can lead to flash flooding or the winds can cause a great deal of damage to our property. In Mark 4:35-41 the Bible tells the story of ‘Jesus Calms the Storm’. Jesus was exhausted and weak from preaching and teaching. The only place he could get away from the crowds to rest, was on a boat. So he and the disciples got on a boat and went out to sea– the Sea of Galilee. Now the Sea of Galilee was known for its nasty storms and sure enough a good one whipped up. Jesus was sound asleep and the disciples were doing everything they could to stay afloat, but it began to look hopeless. The disciples panicked and woke Jesus exclaiming, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” So Jesus stood up in the boat, and spoke in a commanding voice, “Be quiet! Be still!” Then the storm died down and it was completely calm! Wow! What power our Jesus has! The power to create the universe, the power to calm the storms, the power through his death on the cross and resurrection to save our souls and give us eternal life with Him. “Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor. We give you thanks, and praise your glorious name."

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