Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In the storm

In Max Lucado's book 'Fearless,' he is talking about Matthew 14 when the disciples are stuck in the middle of the Sea of Galilee in a storm at night, and Jesus comes walking to them on the water. He says on p. 70...
They didn't expect Jesus to come to them this way.

Neither do we. We expect him to come in the form of peaceful hymns or Easter Sundays or quiet retreats. We expect to find Jesus in morning devotionals, church suppers, and meditation. We never expect to see him in a bear market, pink slip, lawsuit, foreclosure, or war. We never expect to see him in a storm. But it is in storms that he does his finest work...

Perhaps the only question is whether we're looking for him or not.