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When the Storm rages. Tuesday 13th Week Ordinary Time

Tuesday 13th Week Ordinary Time

Breakfast With the Word Tuesday 13th Week Ordinary Time

 

Matthew 8:23-27

 

When the Storm rages

 

A storm is a natural disaster that is highly destructive. It is a violent disturbance of the atmosphere with strong winds and usually rain, thunder and lightning. The experience of a storm is highly frightening and terrifying. Imagine what the disciples of Jesus experienced that made them to shout:

1. They were in the middle of the sea. Something could happen at any time, the only safety they had is the boat. Which might not be sophisticated like the ones we have today. It simply means that their lives are extremely in danger. Let us always know that problems can come at any time and can be highly terrifying.

 

2. Secondly, Jesus their master was sleeping. He could be their only source of hope and now He was sleeping. His silence brings more fear to them. There are times we also feel like God is keeping silent and sleeping when we suffer.

 

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3. The storm was highly terrifying, they didn’t know what to do. The only option left might be to give in their lives. There are moments also we feel like ending our lives because of what have befallen us.

 

These are times, when we find ourselves in terrifying and challenging experiences. Sometimes we do not know what to do, they only option might be to do something funny. Sometimes it looks as if God is so silent on us and sleeping. Sometimes at this point many begins to question if God is real and we become confused on what to do.

 

What can we do

 

1. As the storm rages, the disciples went and woke up their master shouting “Lord save us we are perishing ” a way of presenting to Jesus the situation at hand. And Jesus calmed the storm. Who do we call on to save us? Who do you approach? How many shrines have you visited in the bid to solve your problem? The apostles despite their weak faith called on Jesus to save them and He did. Let us also continue to call on Him.

 

2. Jesus questioned their faith. This indicates that they should not be afraid either because Jesus is with them already. An implication that our effort in life should be to be very close to Him. So as the storm rages, we become so strong in His ever abiding presence.

 

3. It also indicates that as the storm rages, in the midst of challenges and troubles, what we need is not fear. The only weapon needed in the midst of challenges is faith and nothing more. But today when challenges come we lose the weapon even and forget God entirely. Never give up on God, rather hold on to Him. Only He has the power over every situation.

 

May God help us dearest and give you the grace to achieve victory at last. Amen

 

 

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24 Comments
  1. Yolanda Malebatsane says

    AmenπŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

    1. Edith Oramalu says

      Amen oooo
      By the power of holy spirit i rebuke any storm in my life and my family Amen πŸ™

    2. Asibe Mary says

      Amen! Oh Lord, increase our faith!

  2. Ugwu Grace Ngozi says

    Amen. I claim victory over my OSCE exams, Amen. Remain blessed Fr

    1. Uchenna Obeta says

      Amen

  3. Nkoli Nora Anabiri says

    Amennnnnnn

    1. Mbama Christiana says

      Amen. The Lord will always be my strength.

  4. Regina Mobu says

    Amen! Thank you father for all your encouragements.

    1. Ekwem Emmanuela Chiamaka says

      Amen

  5. Okeji Ukamaka says

    Amen and Amen

  6. Helen says

    Amen! Thank you Padre πŸ™

  7. Onyinyechi Emeka-Ude says

    Amen. Give me the grace to remember always that you alone has the solution to all problems. May I always cast my burdens on you.

  8. Alphonsus says

    Amen. Thank you dearest Padre. God bless you richly too.

  9. IGNATIUS ONYEABOR says

    Amen

  10. Mailoushi James says

    Amen, remain blessed Fr.

  11. Okonkwo onyinye says

    AMEN

  12. Okeke Juliet Nneka says

    Amen πŸ™.

  13. Chisom Egwudike says

    Amen

  14. Angela lkeota says

    Amen, may God be always there to calm down the storms in our lives Amen

  15. Desmond Oloto says

    Amen πŸ™

  16. Dr Nicholas Onyia A. says

    My powerful God, may the faith I have in you be so enlarged and firm that, in all situations, I will always conquer fear, which is the enemy’s major weapon, to enable me continue to emerge victorious, through Jesus Chris, my lord and saviour, amen. More unctions to you, fr.

  17. Gabriel-Martin says

    Amen Fr

  18. Juliet says

    Amen and Amen

  19. Ejimmadu Noel says

    Amen.

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