…I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:20 (KJV)

We were reminded in our chapel service this week that life as a Christian is not a bed of roses. Even if it were, there are thorns just beneath the petals, and we’re not exempt from the pain of the jabs.

Just look at Jesus’ life on earth. Everywhere he went, there seemed to be controversy of one sort or the other: You’re healing on the Sabbath. You’re blaspheming. You’re making yourself out to be God. You’re breaking the Law. Whatever made us think that walking with Jesus kept us in a tight little bubble, free from adversity? It didn’t happen with him, and it won’t happen with us.

But the part of the story that we tend to forget is that when the storms begin to rise, we just need to look around to see who’s in the boat with us. There’s Jesus, and he’s been there all the time waiting for us to call on him.

Don’t wait. Call now. “Jesus calms the storm in our hearts before he calms the storm on the sea.” DW

Father, remind us in the storm that we all we need to do is call on you, and Jesus will give us peace. AMEN.

Author: mcurry09

Marthe Curry is director of the World Missions Department of her diocese in Texas. In that capacity, she frequently travels internationally to empower individuals and communities in discipleship and development. She loves to teach, write, and garden. Marthe has a Ph.D. from the University of the Incarnate Word. She has two children, grandchildren, two dogs, and lives in San Antonio. She looks forward to your comments and questions.

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