Calming the storm

Re:Verse reading–Daniel 3:1-2, 8-18, 25-29 (day seven)

In Mark 4, the Bible reports the night Jesus calmed a storm.  He spoke.  Winds and waves immediately became peaceful.  An amazing act of divine authority.  Only God!

Daniel 3 records a similar miracle.   Slightly different storm.  In a tense and fearful moment, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego faced potential (and painful) death for resisting the King, but God gave them peaceful, certain hearts.  He spoke (through His word) helping them know what to do and say.  Supernatural strength.  Spiritual comfort.  The anxiety died down.  Calm!  Certainty!  A miracle from God–one that we still need.

Miracle number 2 in this story? God takes them out of the fire.  Miracle number 1? God takes the fear out of their hearts.

“In everything by prayer and supplication. . .let your requests be made known to God.  And the PEACE of God that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”–Philippians 4:6-7.

He still calms storms.

 

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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