Read David Jeremiah Devotional for 30th September 2023, Turning Point Devotional Message for Saturday
TOPIC: The Marks of Faith: The Marks of Trust
How is it that you have no faith?
Recommended Reading: Mark 4:35-41
In 1874, Horatio Palmer asked Mary Ann Baker to compose songs to accompany his Sunday school lessons. One dealt with the story of Jesus sleeping in the storm on Galilee. Mary had recently gone through her own storm, the loss of her only brother, who had died a thousand miles from home while seeking a warmer climate for his tuberculosis. For two weeks the telegraph wires carried back and forth messages between the dying brother and his loving sister, until finally news came of his death.
With this grief, Mary Ann studied Mark 4 and wrote, “Master, the tempest is raging! The billows are tossing high! The sky is o’ershadowed with blackness, no shelter or help is nigh; carest Thou not that we perish? How canst Thou lie asleep, when each moment so madly is threat’ning a grave in the angry deep.”
The chorus answers, “The winds and the waves shall obey Thy will. Peace, be still.”
We all encounter storms, but Jesus isn’t unaware or unconcerned. He whispers to us, “Peace, be still.” We can trust Him!
Whether the wrath of a storm-tossed sea, or struggles or evil, whatever it be, no water can swallow the ship where lies the Master of ocean and earth and skies. – Mary Ann Baker
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Zechariah 11 – 14