Writing on the calming of the storm in Mark 4v 35-41,Donald English writes the following, but let me remind you of the background,'' Jesus was in a boat, asleep when a severe storm arose ,those seasoned fishermen in the boat became very alarmed, went to Jesus and woke Hip up with the words,'' don't you care if we drown?' 'Jesus arose and stilled the storm, and challenged their lack of faith, they were terrified at this, and wondered just who Jesus really was.'' D .E. writes,'' They needed him to do things; he wanted them to trust him. His very presence amongst them was all they needed to survive'' So let us put ourselves in the disciples situation, and ask the question, can we , are we prepared to trust Jesus in every circumstance, are we going panic or are we going to trust him?, what's our answer?
Master the tempest is raging,
The billows are tossing high,
The sky is o'ershadowed with blackness,
No shelter or help is nigh;
''Carest Thou not that we perish?''
How canst Thou lie asleep,
When each moment so madly is threatening,
A grave in the angry deep.
The wind and the waves shall obey My will,
Peace ..........be still.
Whither the wrath of the storm -tossed sea,
Or demons, or men, or whatever it be
No waters can swallow the ship where it lies
The Master of ocean, and earth, and skies,
They all shall sweetly obey My will;
Peace be still, Peace be still,
They all shall sweetly obey my will,
Peace ,peace , be still.
[Words .....Mary A Baker ]