Tonight, when I was walking back from Jennings Hall after practicing piano for several hours, I was caught off guard by the gusty winds and the ominous clouds that were quickly approaching from the West. Fallen leaves whirled around me as I fought against the strong gusts of wind. Lightening lit up the night with blue webs that stretched across the sky. As I watched in amazement at the light show unfolding before my eyes, I felt so small and so powerless. But as the thunder crashed and echoed across campus, I was reminded of a life-changing truth—we serve a powerful God who is in complete control. May we have the faith to trust him even in the midst of life’s raging storms.
And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. And the men marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?”