Friday, July 2, 2010

Following Christ in the "Real" World

The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!"

He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!"
- Matthew 8:25-27
Jesus spent much of his time getting his own disciples to believe. They had left all to follow but they still had a disconnect between what they considered religious faith and the "real" world.

If they were like me they were thinking, "Sure Jesus is the Messiah, but we're in a real storm, here! Jesus, wake up and start bailing! That's just the lesson they learned, he doesn't need to bail and we don't either - at least not in a panic!

He was, and is, active in the "real" world of storms and layoffs, bills and breakdowns, saving us from what we can't handle, living through us, with his grace, in what we can.


1 - Matthew 16:15-17

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