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Posted on 04/28/2014 5:59:18 PM PDT by laurenmarlowe
Read: Mark 4:33-41
At the age of 27, Rembrandt painted the seascape Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee based on the story in Mark 4. With its distinctive contrast of light and shadow, Rembrandts painting shows a small boat threatened with destruction in a furious storm. As the disciples struggle against the wind and waves, Jesus is undisturbed. The most unusual aspect, however, is the presence in the boat of a 13th disciple whom art experts say resembles Rembrandt himself.
Marks gospel describes the disciples vivid lesson about who Jesus is and what He can do. While they were frantically trying to save a sinking boat, Jesus was asleep. Didnt He care that they were all about to die? (v.38). After Jesus calmed the storm (v.39), He asked the penetrating question, Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith? (v.40). Then they were even more afraid, exclaiming to each other, Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him! (v.41).
We could also put ourselves in this story and discover, just as Jesus disciples did, that to each person who trusts in Jesus Christ, He reveals His presence, compassion, and control in every storm of life.
Attenton KAY - DET!!!
The jaws of work finally let go for a bit?
~ Road Trip: West Point, New York ~ 29 APR, 2014 ~
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Two more wacky weeks, and then I am done for the summer.
Just finished the Chicken-N-DUMPLIN supper that I fixed.
A good evening indeed.
I have never been there but that has to be one of the most beautiful places anywhere.
What is that. A tornado observation station?
I don’t know for sure but I suppose it is a monument to the soldiers who fought and died there.