“And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” Mark 4:37-40
Friday, January 20, 2012
Anybody here grow up in Sunday School? For many, we remember from those early years the great stories of the Bible. It is filled with amazing accounts of real people in everyday lives who did extraordinary things. Queen Esther and her rise from obscurity to royalty. Daniel alone all night in a pit with hungry lions, their mouths held shut by an angel. Paul and Silas singing praises in the dungeon until the earth shook beneath them and their chains fell off while the prison doors swung wide. David and Goliath. So many great, true stories. Our teachers used those stories to teach truths to us in a powerful way.