When Storms Die Down

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Mark 4:37 Gale-force winds arose, and waves crashed against the boat so that the boat was swamped. (CEB)

[Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.]

It had been a long day. Yeshua suggested that they get away from the crowds and go to the other side of the lake. Because the band of disciples contained many fishers, the left by boat, with a number of other boats sailing along with them. All of a sudden a major storm arose threatening to swamp their boat. Yeshua, the land-lubber had fallen asleep at the tiller as the storm raged. The disciples, on the other hand, – fishers included – were terrified. They awakened Yeshua with their frantic screaming. “We’re going to drown! Do something!” Yeshua awoke, looked at the wind and the sea, and said to the Disciples, “Calm down! Be at peace.” It was as if the wind stopped blowing and the waves settled down. The crew, like the wind and waves, settled down and was at peace. One of them exclaimed, “In years to come, when the account of this night is related, people will tell how Yeshua brought peace in the midst of a great storm.” Which storms were calmed on that day? Which storms is Yeshua likely to calm on this day (on your day)?

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