Sunday, April 24, 2016

What He didn't say

"One day, He got into a boat with His disciples, and He said to them, 'Let us go across to the other side of the lake.'  So, they set out and, as they sailed, He fell asleep.  And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger.  And they went and woke Him, saying, 'Master, Master, we are perishing!'  And He awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased and there was a calm.  He said to them, 'Where is your faith?'  And they were afraid and they marveled, saying to one another, 'Who, then, is this, that He commands even winds and water, and they obey Him?'"  (Luke 8.22-25)

Jesus didn't say, "Let's go sailing."

He didn't say, "Let's cast off and see what happens."

He didn't say, "Let's go out to the middle of the lake and drown."

He said, "Let us go across to the other side of the lake."

Listening to the end of what He does say--and believing it--might save us unnecessary drama.

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