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HARVEST OF JOY AND GOD’S LOVE(Mk 4:35-40; Douay-Rheims Bible)


“And Jesus saith to them that day, when evening was come: Let us pass over to the other side. And sending away the multitude, they take Him even as He was in the ship: and there were other ships with Him. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship so that the ship was filled. And He was in the hinder part of the ship, sleeping upon a pillow; and they awake Him, and say to Him: Master, doth it not concern Thee that we perish? And rising up, He rebuked the wind, and said to the sea: Peace, be still. And the wind ceased: and there was made a great calm. And Be said to them: Why are you fearful? have you not faith yet? And they feared exceedingly: and they said one to another: Who is this (thinkest thou) that both wind and sea obey Him?”

‭‭ My dearest beloved brethren, Jesus asked His disciples: “Why are you fearful? have you not faith yet?” (Mk 4‬:‭40‬). Jesus asked them this because He was asleep when the storm of wind came and filled their boat with water, and the disciples were afraid they would all perish.

Jesus who is God was in the boat with the disciples and that was the essence of Jesus’ questions to them. Jesus is God and His power and authority over everything are never changing whether He is awake or asleep, speaking or silent, outside or inside, moving or not moving, far or near.

The disciples’ problems with fear and lack of faith remain our own problems today. Disciples had faith in Jesus but they thought that He didn’t know what was happening because He was asleep. That was meant to be a big teaching moment to the disciples as it’s for us today.

I pray Lord to grant us the Grace to feel His presence anywhere we are and the grace to know that as far as we believe in God and stay away from sin, God protects us every second of the day no matter where we are or what we’re doing, through the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

You realize that God is everywhere and He is with you and sees you all the time. May you always be conscious of the presence of God around you and may the knowledge of His presence take away fears from you except the fear of God Himself, dear friends and lovers, and followers of Christ.

There are no circumstances or situations or any burdens whatsoever that we face or find ourselves in, that our Lord Jesus cannot tackle for us. This is so because God is God and He is omnipresent and omnipotent and nothing can match the love He has for us, and His power and authority are from Heaven to Earth and have no boundaries.

God always does His own part for our good. We are the ones who do not try to keep up with doing our own parts. It’s because we don’t do what God expects of us that many people expose themselves to attacks from the enemies of God including demonic attacks and attacks by Satan and his agents. You will be surprised to know (if you do the study), how many people in the world who do not remember to pray to God at all. What would our lives be like if we don’t pray? We and our lives would then be fertile grounds for Lucifer to launch assaults on God’s children.

I pray that we stay attached to Jesus and have the grace to push Satan and his agents away from us so that we continue to grow in faith, belief, trust, and hope in God, today and every day of our lives, through the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth I . Amen.

Be courageous and fearless in the Lord; for God is with you. You’re blessed; remain blessed!!!

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