Sunday, April 15, 2012

Project 365 Day 106 - April 15th

Our pastor gave a great sermon in church this morning entitled "Don't Waste Your Storm".  He talked about how you should use the calm times in your lives to prepare for the rougher times, the stormy ones.  The passage he specifically discussed was Mark 4:35-41.  The passage reads as follows:
          That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, "Let us go over to the other side."  Leaving the    
     crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat.  There were also other boats with him.  A
     furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.  Jesus was on
     the stern, sleeping on a cusion.  The disciples woke him and said to him, "Teacher, don't you care if we
          He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet!  Be still!"  Then the wind died down and it
     was completely calm.
          He said to his disciples, "Why are you so afraid?  Do you still have no faith?"
          They were terrified and asked each other, "Who is this?  Even the wind and the waves obey him!"

Today's message was a reminder that if you give your life to God during the calm times, he will be there for you in the tough ones.  My family has faced some tough times in recent months so this message really hit home for me.  As we left church and prepared for some quality family time today, I looked out the window of the car to see today's photo.

I love the way the utility pole looks like a cross among the clouds, and the way that through all of the storm clouds, you can see some sunshine peeking through.

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