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Today's Gospel: Matthew 8:23-27
When you have a second, look at Rembrandt’s The Storm on the Sea of Galilee. He painted in it 1633 and it beautifully illustrates the variety of reactions one might show while in the midst of a storm. Some of the men in the painting are panicking. Some are trying to control the boat. Some are at Jesus’s feet. An interesting thing about the painting is that in addition to the twelve disciples and Jesus in the boat, there is a fourteenth person. Rembrandt is known to have included himself somewhere in his paintings. He’s setting an example for us to find ourselves in the Gospel, bringing to God our stress and our sin, our hurts and our hopes.
Some storms that we experience are dangerous. Others are storms of stress or not knowing what to do. Your storm might be a difficulty in your family, work, or ministry or something personal that you’re struggling with. No matter what it is, Jesus wants you to have peace. Just like in this story, He is sitting and waiting for you to be with Him.
How are you dealing with your personal storm?
Lord, no matter what life’s storms may bring, help me find my peace and tranquility in Your presence.
Copyright 2020 Abby Watts
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Abby Brundage Watts is a mother of two little boys. Since January of 2008 she has hosted The Big, Big House Morning Show on Spirit FM 90.5, the radio ministry of the Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida. The show mixes inspiration, humor and family fun (and great music of course)! You can hear Abby every weekday 6-10am, EST and online at www.myspiritfm.com. She also is the co-creator of the podcast, Perhaps This Is the Moment. You can find it on all the podcast platforms.