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Daily Devotions – God is Greater than the Storm

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Mark 6:45-56 (NIV)
Jesus Walks on the Water
45 Immediately Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46 After leaving them, he went up on a mountainside to pray. 47 Later that night, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. 48 He saw the disciples straining at the oars because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn, he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, 50 because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, 52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened. 53 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret and anchored there. 54 As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus. 55 They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he went—into villages, towns, or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

 

Who is Jesus revealing himself to be?

 

Jesus was revealing Himself to the God of Creation, the mighty healer, the great physician, all they could imagine, yet not exactly what they thought. Almighty Lord you are more than anything I could possibly hope or imagine, you have given your life for me. You, oh Lord, are there in my deepest struggles and like your disciples. I am amazed at your love for me but no longer afraid! I know of your Great love for all and your desire that none should perish! Lord help me to share your great love and cast out fear. Everyone faces storms in life help me show what a strong tower and shelter you are and the great provision you give because of your Love. I will never cease to be amazed by your grace, mercy, and compassion towards me… Amen

 

Today’s prayer submitted by Jo Schneider