And when he entered into the boat, his disciples followed him: And behold a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves, but he was asleep. And they came to him, and awaked him, saying: Lord, save us, we perish. And Jesus saith to them: Why are you fearful, O ye of little faith? Then rising up, he commanded the winds, and the sea, and there came a great calm. But the men wondered, saying: What manner of man is this, for the winds and the sea obey him? (The Gospel according to Matthew 8:23-27 Douay-Rheims Version)
Our life can be compared to the little boat being rowed by the apostle of our Lord Jesus. There are times that great waves and strong winds are battering our little boat and no matter how we balance it, there is a danger that it will tip off and we will fall to the raging sea. The weather around our little boat is so bad that no matter how strong we row, we can’t go closer to the shore – to safety.
This is, I guess, what is happening to our world right now. We know that we are in great chaos and we keep on rowing and rowing, hoping upon hope that we will reach the safety of the shores. We are so afraid of what’s happening around us and we are so focused on fleeing to safety that we forgot, just like the apostles, that Jesus is with us.
Yes my friends, Jesus Christ is on our boat and he is with us calmly and peacefully because He knows that the chaos that rages in our lives are nothing compared to His power. All that Jesus is waiting is for us to turn to Him and place our full trust on Him.
Last Friday, a strong earthquake struck Japan and that is followed by a tsunami killing hundreds of people. In the Middle East, mass protests and violence rages on as people try to topple their long-staying leaders. Weeks ago, the world was surprised by a killer earthquake in New Zealand. Closer to home, chaos is upon the Philippine Congress as misinformation, deception and dirty tactics are being heaped upon just to force the Reproductive Health Bill to become a law.
“Prophecies” of doom and destruction is being uttered by many people as calamities after calamities strike around the world. “Is the 2012 end of the world true?” This is the recurring question that is being raised in this chaotic time.
Did our God already unleashing His wrath upon the world? I don’t think so.
I believe that God is telling us to turn away from our evil ways. God is calling us to repent and trust in Him. God is telling us to be more faithful and believe in Him.
Yes, my friends, Jesus Christ is on our boat and He is always with us. All we have to do is to surrender everything to Him and let Him take full control of our little boats for we are assured that in His time, He will rebuke the winds and the waves and they everything will be calm and peaceful again.
On the other news, I am asking for prayers from you my friends because the Philippine Congress will convene again this afternoon (March 15, 2011) to talk about the RH Bill. Sonny Belmonte vowed to pass this bill on March 24, even without proper deliberation and consideration on the serious issues surrounding the RH Bill.
Please pray for our country, that the RH Bill will not pass. Pray for the enlightenment of our legislators. May the mercy of our Lord pour this afternoon and prevent lies and deception from being victorious against the TRUTH.
Image of Jesus Christ and his disciples on a raging sea was taken from 100% Katolikong Pinoy. Gospel reading copied from tldm.org.
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