Wednesday, June 17, 2015

TODAY'S DAILY...can you feel the calm before the storm?

My Granny use to have a saying, "I feel the calm before the storm". The skies could be clear, sun shining bright, but no matter what the weather man said, her bones told her a storm was brewing.

Sometimes, we just feel the calm before a storm. Jesus did. Days before the crucifixion, He felt the calm. There was a sense that something was wrong, and He knew what was coming and He began preparing for the coming storm.

He spent a day preparing the temple for the storm; He spoke parables to people, answering as many questions as He could; He spent time with His disciples, savoring each moment, knowing it was His last. He felt the calm before the storm.

Storms can catch us off-guard. Jesus lost a disciple in this storm, many lost faith, they were afraid and the storm caused them to question everything.

Even when our lives don't go like we think, we must trust that on the other side of the storm, there is a rainbow. The calm before the storm is God's way of preparing us for what is to come.

Can you feel it in your bones - a storm is just on the horizon!

"He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed." -Psalm 107:29

Get ready, are you prepared to sink or swim?

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