Be Still My Soul
Date: June 24, 2018
In the storms we face in life, God is with us. Facing what seems like impossible odds, we receive divine guidance and energy to make it through. By trusting God we can do greater things than we could ever imagine. The impossible becomes possible.
We hear two stories this week. The first is the story of David and Goliath. What child doesn’t love this story!? This is the story with inspiration for the “Rocky” and “David” within all of us. The underdog gets defeated, the weak defeat the strong. But the deeper message is that when we put our trust in God, we can respond with courage and strength to the forces that threaten to defeat us.
Then we hear in Mark’s gospel how Jesus stills the storms of life as well as the storms of nature. The disciples panic when a sudden windstorm rocks their boat, filling it with water. In their fear they call upon Jesus, whose calm voice stills the storm. Their fear toward the storm changes because they come to realize that even in difficult situations God is with us.