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  • By Deacon Larry E. Souter, Sr. Superintendent

The Storms of Life – Mark 4:35-37

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As evening came, Jesus said his disciples “Let’s Cross to the other side of the Lake.” He was already in the boat, so they started out leaving the crowds behind, but soon a fierce storm arose. High waves began to break into the boat until it was nearly full of water.


Storm – Cheimazo, Lailaps (Greek) Caah (Hebrew)

A disturbance in the air accompanied by great wind, rain, snow, hair or sleet; often known as hurricanes, cyclones tempests and blizzards.

In South Florida, June 1st to December 1st is known as hurricane season. This is the time of the year when huge storms roar off of the continent of Africa and head towards the Untied States and the surrounding land areas. Storms can be very violent and damaging natural phenomena's. The Bahamas were a witness to a destructive hurricane (Dorian) this year that stayed over them for 36 continuous hours.

The sea of Galilee or the Lake Jesus talked about is a body of fresh water below sea level and surrounded by hills, winds blowing across the land and down into the Lake often cause violent and unexpected storms. Jesus Disciples were seasoned fishermen, but this was no ordinary storm. The writers of Matthews, Mark and Luke called this storm Seismos or like an earthquake or a tremendous upheaval in the air. In other words, not of a natural origin.

The Disciples of Jesus panicked because this great storm was about to destroy them, their boat and it was an attempt on the life of Jesus also. This was a supernatural storm, but the storm’s answer was nearby, JESUS. Jesus calmed even this this supernatural storm.

The storms in our lives come in other forms also. There are storms that rage in our lives that cause us great worry, heartaches and pains. Our God wants us to PRAY during these times of the storms of life.

Prepare, Get Ready, Anticipate and Yearn for the aide, the assistance and the help that our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ can bring to the situations. Don’t panick, confess your need for the Lord and then trust Him to care for you. Amen.


Known as Believers, we must Believe. The storms of life are real. Whether we are heading into one, going through one or finishing up one. We should never think of feel that we have been left alone. No matter what happens, God is still in control and He always will be. To GOD be the Glory!

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