Today is day to of The 4×4×4 Challenge.
Here is a link to read on-line today’s 13 chapters, Mark 10 – Luke 6
A comment on yesterday’s reading…
I noticed something for the first time in Mark 4.
Jesus Calms a Storm
35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38 But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39 And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41 And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
I never saw the three great things in this passage. As I am reading Mark, I can tell that he writes much more dramatically than Matthew. Everything is “immediate” with Mark and his writing style here really shows me something interesting.
I think what we see here is a good pattern for problem solving for our lives:
- Our Problem – great windstorm
- God’s Solution – great calm
- Our Worship – great fear
Don’t think of fear here as hiding in your closet from a bad guy fear. But a very healthy, reverent fear. A glimpse of the awesome power of God.