Around us and those we love, it appears that there is a never ending train of bad news chugging through our awareness. This morning I was so relieved not to hear the word Ukraine in the 5 minute news wrap up.
A new variant is now spreading and a dear friend is still struggling with the lingering effects of Covid and the price of gas and bread keep rising. Sigh.
It’s no wonder people are struggling emotionally and even mentally.
My focus is wrong.
I’m looking around when I should be looking up.
Be reminded with me:
And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” (Mark 4:37-40 ESV)
To our hearts and minds he says…
“Peace! Be still!”
One would do well to read Psalm 121.