Trust The Presence

…he gave orders to go over to the other side.  Matthew 8:18-27  Jesus had just cured a leper, healed a paralytic from a distance, and touched the hand of Peter’s mother to reduce her fever, but not until he calmed a storm were the disciples amazed! He was about as close as he could get to his disciples while crossing the Sea of Galilee and yet they were still afraid when the winds caused the water to swamp the boat. The disciples assumed that Jesus needed to be awake when all they had to do was trust the presence. I suppose there will always be some element of fear in various aspects of our lives, but through Christ we are spiritually as close to God as we are going to get. If we do what we do in Christ and allow God to do what he does in us, we too must trust the presence of the Lord, and together we will all get to the other side.

He will not let your foot be moved;
   he who keeps you will not slumber.
He who keeps Israel
   will neither slumber nor sleep.  Psalm 121:3,4


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