It’s easy to be scared with the terrifying news that is currently filling our world.
We used the word ‘unprecedented’ to describe the bushfires, but with this one-in-a-hundred year biohazard raging around the globe, we are right to naturally fear the outcomes of this pandemic.
Unless, of course, we have faith and trust in the good and powerful hand of God.
When Jesus lived on earth two thousand years ago, he instructed his closest friends to make a voyage in a small boat… and the journey nearly ended in disaster, Luke chapter 8 verse 23:
As they sailed across, Jesus settled down for a nap. But soon a fierce storm came down on the lake. The boat was filling with water, and they were in real danger.
Jesus and his closest friends were at genuine risk of death by drowning, and so, verse 24:
The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm.
It went from chaos to calm with just a simple word from Christ.
And after he spoke to the wind, he turned to his disciples and asked them, “Where is your faith?”
If Jesus’ closest friends really trusted that he had complete control of the climate, then they would have curled up for a snooze alongside him.
But they had great fear because they had little faith, and in response, verse 25:
The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!”
As you fear the future, find your faith in Jesus.
Since he controls the climate, we can trust that he also controls COVID-19, and everything in the universe.
Where is your faith?
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