I've heard this story a bunch of times, but this time it had a different message for me. While we were in France Jesus asked us to cross to the other side of the lake. He asked us to move to Croatia to show the love of God to the people of that country. So we jumped in the boat. Well... the storms have been raging and we have been fearing for our lives. I feel like God's message was made clear to me yesterday. "Dave. Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?"
I feel challenged by God.
I have been afraid. My faith has been so little. God has reminded me that it is He who invited us to cross to the other side of the lake. It is He who asked us to go to Croatia. I must not be afraid. I must be firm in my faith. As these storms arise, I must find peace and comfort knowing not only that God has called us to cross the lake, but also that Jesus is resting peacfully next to me in the boat.