*June 11th, 2021
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I wonder if underlying our deepest fears is this sense that maybe our Savior’s grace will not reach or help us should those fears be realized. From our perspective fear over faith makes a good deal of sense (“forgive us Lord”). Our readings in worship this weekend begin with God’s answer to Job’s undeserved suffering (Job 38:1-11). The Epistle reading describes Paul’s travails bringing the good news of Christ to a broken world (2 Corinthians 6:1-13). Finally in the Gospel reading Jesus speaks peace to a violent storm, and lo and behold the churning waves are stilled (Mark 4:35-41). Our Father who has sent Christ into your life is downright determined to hold you in his grip even if the greatest of our fears come true. These Biblical accounts once again remind us of that great truth!
Blessings in Christ,