Friday, March 11, 2011

Peace, Be Still

by Max Bringula

The impending Tsunami that might hit most of the countries and islands lying at Eastern part of the Pacific hours from now would be unavoidable, for it is a natural result when an earthquake of a magnitude similar to the one that struck the north eastern part of Japan, an 8.9 in a Richter scale.

Nothing and no one can stop it, except the One that stills the water. The One that says "Be still" and the waters calm down.

This is a familiar scene recorded in Mark 4:37-39, when the Lord and His disciples were met by a raging storm while sailing in the middle of the sea at night.

And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship.” (Mark 4:37)

The disciples were stricken with fear and terrified and called out unto the Lord. He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, “Peace, be still”. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. (Mark 4:39)

What a comforting truth to know that when confonted by fuming waves and fiery storms in life, when difficult moments and trying times beset us, we can call upon the Lord, and He will calm the storm.

A promise we can claim particularly now so that our country could be spared from the raging waves that could engulfed our land. Together, let us put our hands on the hand of the One that stills the water. Let us put our hands on the hand that calm the sea.

To Him that says “Peace, be still”.

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