Jesus said to them,
“Why are you terrified,
O you of little faith?”
I admit it. I become terrified, too.
When I was a little girl, I envied the disciples. I felt quite certain that if I had the opportunity to walk with Jesus every day, I would have made much better use of the time than Jesus’ contemporaries did. I would have had no doubt that Jesus could and would take care of everything I needed.
If you have read my writing before, you know that I have asserted again and again that this is precisely the case. God has generously revealed Divine Love to me and for me throughout my life. I know without a doubt that God loves and cares for me and for every one of us. I also know that God knows us better than we know ourselves and that God knows our every need better than we do. Still, though I believe this with all of my heart, when the chips are down, I sometimes join the disciples in being terrified.
The good news is that, in spite of their shaky faith, the disciples never forgot where to turn. They cried out to Jesus whenever they were in trouble. I’m happy to say that, in spite of my sometimes shaky faith, I also never forget where to turn -and neither should you. God’s ear is always only a whisper away.
Loving God, I know I’m repeating myself here, but thank you for listening and for loving us so completely!
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