“Mommy, tell me a story before I go to sleep.” Well, there were men of God who went on a boat out on the vast blue sea one night. All day, Jesus was teaching, men, women and children to learn God’s way and they were so very tired. (Yawn) The men sailed their boat that night on the calm waters. They were happy because the boat sailed so nicely for them. After some time, the sky starting to rumble with thunder and wind grew stronger and stronger. (wind blowing louder and louder – thunder crackles) It rocked the boat so much that the men began to be afraid. The waves started getting higher and higher and water began to spill into the boat! The water kept coming more and more into boat. Oh no! The men were so afraid. Where was Jesus, the man who could make the sick well and fed thousands of hungry men, women and children with five loaves of bread and two fishes? They looked everywhere for Jesus. Where could He be? Jesus was sleeping in the back of the boat on a pillow, just as you will be doing soon. The men woke up Jesus and said to Him, “Jesus, don’t you care that this storm is raging so strong and the boat is filling up with water?” They could not believe how He was so calm and not worried about the strong winds that caused the water to fill the boat. Why wasn’t He scared too?
He stood up and said to the sea, “Be still!” The sea became quiet and the waters obeyed His voice, and there were no more strong winds and frightening waves. Oh how the men couldn’t believe their eyes! They stood there wondering, “Who is this man Who can calm the sea by just telling it to stop?” Jesus then asked them, “Why were you all afraid?” They did not believe He could do such a wonderful thing by telling the storm and wind to stop!
Yes, this Jesus who calmed the sea to a still quietness can help us when we pray and ask Him to take care of us and give us what we need. We don’t have to be afraid of the things that scare us, because He is always with us if we ask Him to be. He is close to us because He loves us and knows that He can do anything He wants to just with His words. Can you do anything if you just tell it to? No, but Jesus can. What a wonderful God Jesus is!
In the Bible God says, “Be not afraid, be not afraid my people. I am your God Who watches over you.”
Isn’t that a wonderful story? “Yes Mother! Could you tell me again?” Maybe tomorrow night, it’s time for you to be calm and be still.
Goodnight Jonathan. “Goodnight Mom.” Hugs.
Deut 6:7 “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.