Lent Day 15

Questioning God

…Teacher, do you not care… One of the painful things for a parent to hear from a child  is to be accused of not caring. Often it surrounds something quite simple such as a pair of sneakers or item of clothing they need in order to safely move through the “in crowd.” For them it is truly a life and death situation.  You know that it is anything but that. Our job is to stand by them and support them to make sure they get through unscathed, all the while working hard to convince them that they are the “in-crowd”; the leaders of choosing for themselves and not based on others. Before you know it your child has reached the other side that is adulthood realizing how much you really did care. Jesus was right there with the disciples in the boat, when the windstorm rose up and they questioned his concern for their life. After having been with him all this time and seeing his works of love it must have hurt. Yet like a mother to a child he didn’t turn his back, he just simply calmed the storm as they safely reached the other side. So too, the disciples would soon realize just how much God really does care.

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