Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton, Senior Pastor
Sunday, June 24 2012
Metropolitan AME Church
Scripture: Mark 4:35-41 (New International Version) Jesus Calms the Storm: 35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
I have concluded that if we Christians just open our eyes to the world around us, we can see and hear all kinds of common interest stories and events that will help us contextualize scripture in our modern day living. I firmly believe that the word of God is very much alive today. All we have to do is open our eyes.