He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm… [they] said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”
~Mark 4:39, 41
A storm has been brewing. If we’ve been paying attention at all through Mark’s gospel we can see it building from the beginning. That it has taken Jesus and the disciples this long to finally experience its full force may be the biggest surprise…to this point.
A storm has also been brewing in our own lives. More than a year into a pandemic, we see more clearly the unsettledness—the long injustices, the world’s inequity, a warming planet—and the work we have to do to face and correct what is and has long been tearing us apart.
A further shore is reachable from here. This Mark knows—as we look to the one who calms the wind and the waves.
Enter into worship this Sunday. Questions, hopes, hungers, laments welcome!
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