Meet Me At The Cross

Published 5:09 pm Thursday, April 27, 2023

By Dean Kelly

Minister at Highland Home Church of Christ

The waves rolled and the wind blew. Water was now pouring over the side of the boats, and it was only a matter of time before the boats would sink. 

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Many of the men were professional fishermen. Some went and approached one who was asleep on a pillow in the stern. 

They asked Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 

He got up and spoke to the wind and sea, saying simply, “Peace, be still!” 

The winds immediately stopped, and the sea came to a great calm. 

Jesus then said to the men, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” (Mark 4:25-41). 

The disciples on those boats had a real reason to be afraid. The storm was real, and the danger was actual. But they did not consider or remember Who was in the boat with them.

We face so many storms in our lives. We may receive that dreaded phone call that someone we love has slipped into eternity. 

The time may come when a doctor sits us down and tells us those words that we dread to hear, “It is cancer.” 

We are assaulted on every side. Sometimes it feels like someone has just pulled the floor out from under us and we are falling into an endless abyss. 

Often, like those disciples on the sea, we are hit hard by the storms of life, and we are sure we are going to sink. Whatever the difficulties in our own personal life, all of us face them, some more often than others.

I invite you to Meet Me at the Cross each week as we look to see how we can have Jesus in our “boat” to help us have victory over life’s storms.