Sunday, March 29, 2015

where is our faith?

today's readings: Deut 11:1-12:32, Luke 8:22-39, Psalm 70:1-5, Proverbs 12:4

we see a theme between the OT and NT readings today. in the OT, Moses (we'll accept that he wrote this, even if some scholars disagree) says that he's not expecting their children to have the kind of faith he's asking for... he's asking the people who actually SAW these miracles. they saw God part the Red Sea and feed them manna from heaven. since they've seen His miracles, how hard is it to believe that He'll take care of them?

in the NT, Jesus calms the storm. there is so much depth to that, because who among us doesn't have storms in our lives? and even though we've seen His miracles with our own eyes... the times He has taken care of us, again and again... we still grow afraid when the storms threaten to sink our little boat.

thankfully, we have these reminders. God shows us not only our own miracles in our own lives, but miracles in other people's lives, too. He reminds us that we're not alone, and that He'll never leave us. He will always take care of us and provide for us.

God, please remind me again how faithful you are, because I forget way too easily.

1 comment:

julie reedy said...

I have two amazing sons who through their life and walk with God I see an amazing faithful God who loves me and by family. He is always near to calm the storms just ask him. It takes me to one of my favorite books by Max Lucado, In the eye of the storm. I read it at least once a year. A must read over and over.