Here Today Gone Tomorrow
Mark 4:36-41 (KJV)
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
I want to shed light on a few of the lessons in this scenario. The first lesson shows itself, to use, over and over, in our lives. In verse 36, it says 'And there were also with him other little ships.' The very next verse, the storm is introduced and we don't hear about the 'other little ships' anymore in the lesson. How many times have you had other ships (people) with you, when you are doing good deeds . But, when a storm comes, you are the only ship.
Why do people panic and get excited during live championship games and not past or classic championship games? In past or classic games, people already know the outcome. Our lives are predestined. So, God knows what will happen long before we do. While we panic and are getting excited, Jesus is calm and asleep.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
We seem to know that God is able to calm any storm until we are actually in a storm. If you were one of the 'other small ships,' you would have missed another lesson, taught by Jesus. Unlearn.