Thursday - November 17, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Mark 4:1-41
“Master the tempest is raging! The billows are tossing high! The sky is o’er shadowed 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 threat’ning a grave will, peace, be still!”
I can vividly remember singing that old hymn as a child in chapel at Mars Hill Bible School. I could hardly control myself as we would speed up and crescendo throughout the chorus; the closing, singing as softly as possible, “Peace, peace, be still!” That song had such an effect on me as a child.
I wonder, though, how much more it must have had on those who were on the boat in Mark 4. To see the tumultuous waves crashing, the thunder an lightning, and feeling the wind as it violently blew, all to come under the control of their Master as he said those words. There are so many lessons in this story that take place in Mark 4:35-41, but the message I want us to focus on is if Jesus can speak, and the storm cease, He can take care of whatever storm is causing havoc in your life. All we have to do is just...be….still.
Application: What storms in you life will you allow God to calm?