… we are perishing!

In today’s Gospel, Matthew 8:23-27, we hear the anguished cry of His disciples:  “Lord, save us!  We are perishing!”  They were in a boat on the sea and a violent storm quickly overwhelmed them and swamped the boat with waves.  Jesus said to them: “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?”  And then Jesus rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

Sound familiar?  Aren’t there times when we feel completely overwhelmed by the storms of life; times when we feel that our boat is swamped by waves and that we will perish.  How many times have we cried out to Jesus:  Help me!  I am perishing! And how many times has Jesus reached out and calmed the seas of our lives. As fragile and often conflicted human beings, we know to whom we can and must turn:  Jesus! He and He alone can bring tranquility into our lives.


This entry was posted in Christian Faith, General Interests, Jesus, Spirituality, Today's Scripture Readings, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to … we are perishing!

  1. GAIL BAKER says:

    Beautiful message–and it came at the right time!! Thanks.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s