Today’s scripture is the story of Jesus coming to disciples over the sea to rescue them from the dangerous storm.
God did not say: You will not be assailed, you will not be belabored, you will not be disquieted, but God said: You will not be overcome.
Yes, you may struggle. Yes, you may feel like you are insignificant. Yes, it may seem like what you do doesn't have much effect. But in these parables, Jesus says that it is through things that seem insignificant and ineffectual that the Kingdom of God comes.
The psalm reminds us that God is always with us, leading us and holding us fast in his hand. The issue for the Psalmist is the same as that of Jacob: they both have to be awakened to God’s presence in their life.
Now most of us do not willingly sign up to serve the "devil," but we have to admit that, even when we have the best of intentions, the things we do often end up helping making things worse instead of better.
Daily Devotion for July 2, 2020 introduces scripture and theme for Sunday worship July 5, 2020