Thursday, September 25, 2008

worry, much?

Our senior pastor, Ken Wilde, has referred to the recent crises our nation is facing as "the perfect storm". The phrase-perfect storm- originates from the 1997 book "The Perfect Storm" which refers to the simultaneous occurrence of weather events which, taken individually, would be far less powerful than the storm resulting of their chance combination. So, what are our options when faced with the possible catastrophe in the economy, and rumors of wars? Freak out or faith....

I'm reminded of the story in Matthew, where the disciples follow Jesus into the boat, Jesus falls asleep, and a ferocious storm begins to torment the disciples. They freak out and wake the big guy up. Jesus rebukes them for their lack of faith, but doesn't allow the storm to destroy them. He calms the waves, and settles their fears.

Maybe a little fear is good, because it arouses our faith. It makes us realize that nothing is in our control, not the economy, not our future, and not storms. Let's turn fear into faith and worry into wonder. Let's humble ourselves and cry out to the only one that can calm devastation and heal our land.

Read the rest of Pastor Ken's call to prayer here...

1 comment:

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Thanks for sharing this Jenn. Will definitely be praying stronger concentrating on Pastor Kens prayer points.
Great point using the scripture from Matthew.