“Jesus got into a boat, and his disciples went with him. Suddenly a fierce storm hit the lake, and the boat was in danger of sinking. But Jesus was asleep. The disciples went to him and woke him up. “Save us, Lord!” they said. “We are about to die!” “Why are you so frightened?” Jesus answered. “How little faith you have!” Then he got up and ordered the winds and the waves to stop, and there was a great calm. Everyone was amazed. “What kind of man is this?” they said. “Even the winds and the waves obey him!” When Jesus came to the territory of Gadara on the other side of the lake, he was met by two men who came out of the burial caves there. These men had demons in them and were so fierce that no one dared travel on that road”.-Mathew 8:23-27
When we speak of someone’s faith we expect a total faith in the mighty one but we can understand the kind of faith the disciples had in him though they were with him in the same boat .
It’s difficult to comprehend the love of the Lord especially when we are not in the same boat .Like the disciples we can’t afford to be in the same boat because we have to deal with other worldly materials.
The Lord guided the disciples and allowed them to be with him,temptations of the evil one didn’t bother them much because it was simply impossible for Satan to be after them when the Lord was among them.
Yet their faith swayed when the severe storms hit the boat and water entered into it .They had thought the boat would sink and would drown everyone including the Master.
Thanks be to God that we are fortunate to know that nothing can go against the Lord,that no weapon can work against the creator .
We can also understand the fact that life is really very difficult for those who can’t afford to be with the Lord because of our iniquities,I mean people like me .
Though life is difficult but there’s a ray of hope for all of us;the roaring noise of the storms didn’t disturb the nap of our Lord but he was very alert when his disciples said “Save us Lord for we are about to die!”
We only need to call him once with a contrite heart and tell him Dear Lord,I am physically weak because of my sins and I don’t have much immunity to fight the pestilence of the present times please strengthen me by forgiving my sins and enable me to give up my evil practices which crucify you every now and then and remain with me always .
Thank you very much,take care.