Peace to You

June 24th, 2015 by MMiller

Rev. Dr. Melanie Miller

June 21, 2015

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Biblical Testimony: Mark 4:35-41

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Contemporary Testimony: Blessing in the Storm by Jan Richardson

I cannot claim to still the storm that has seized you,

cannot calm the waves that wash through your soul,

that break against your fierce and aching heart.

But I will wade into these waters,

will stand with you in this storm,

will say peace to you in the waves,

peace to you in the winds,

peace to you in every moment that finds you still within the storm.