“On that day, when evening came, He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side” (Mark 4:25).
This opening statement in the account of Jesus calming the storm, indicates that the desire was to get his disciples from one side of the sea of Galilee to the other. I was struck by the thought that in the journey of faith, the Lord is always seeking to take us from where we are to where he would have us be. What seems equally true is that it most often takes a storm to get us there; some unexpected hardship to uproot us from the arrogance of our self-satisfaction and awaken within us a faith of humble dependence upon the Lord. The great storms of life should not be wasted. Their turbulent and tempest winds bring great clarity to what’s really important.