Scared to Death

Have you ever been scared to death? I expect that Jesus’ disciples were scared out of their minds by that terrible storm on the Sea of Galilee the day (night) something like a nor’easter threatened to drown them. Having grown up in New England I know nor’easter’s quite well – and they are nothing to trifle with. They are scarcely even when you are in your house with the doors closed. I can’t even imagine what it would be like being out in a small boat. The kicker here is that Jesus is involved – he is in the boat – asleep! Why in the world did Jesus sleep? The answer is simple: he slept because he had no fear; he had absolute power over the wind and the waves. If you’re cast about in a storm today – wake up the sleeping Jesus that is within you!