Wednesday 12 November 2014

Wednesday after Epiphany

At some point of our lives, we may have experienced difficult or challenging situations. These situations are like storms or facing a headwind. When we are facing such moments, how do we respond? Some choose to brave the storm or winds, and try to move on. Some begin to feel low in the doldrums, and may resort to other distractions to try and escape from the situation at hand. But how do we, as Christians respond to such a situation?

In today's Gospel, Jesus said to His disciples: "Courage! It is I! Do not be afraid." Jesus did not just say these words to calm his disciples down, but He also got into the boat with them. When we are facing difficult or challenging situations, Jesus is echoing the same words to us: "Courage! It is I! Do not be afraid." He is not abandoning us, but He is also getting into the boat of our difficulties, so that He can be with us and help us weather out the storm. Are we willing to trust Him and let Him take control of the situation?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Father for your enlightenment! With God's grace, it came at a time I most need it. Thanks again & God bless!