What a World it Would Be

So, stay awake, because you do not know either the day or the hour

Matthew 25:13
Wisdom 6:12-16; Psalm 63:2-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-1

Rembrandt did a painting that portrays the Biblical story of the storm on the Sea of Galilee. Perhaps some of you have seen it. A huge wave is hitting the little ship occupied by Jesus and the Apostles. You can feel the shudder running through the whole boat. The storm is all around. The rigging is loose and blowing in the wind. And the disciples are panic-stricken. It is marvelous to realize that amid the raging storm and the mounting panic and fear, the disciples had to awaken Jesus to tell Him about it. It wasn’t because He didn’t care or because He was indifferent. It was because He had such trust in God. He had sunk Himself so deep into the being of God for that period of refreshment that He was sleeping right through the storm. You can look at this painting and say to yourself, “I’ve got to learn that from Him: to have complete trust in God.”

From time-to-time, we’re all…

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