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The Way of the Cross

The Wind Ran Out of Breath

Mark 4:35-41 MSG

Late that day he said to them, “Let’s go across to the other side.” 

They took him in the boat as he was. 

Other boats came along. 

A huge storm came up. 

Waves poured into the boat, threatening to sink it. 

And Jesus was in the stern, head on a pillow, sleeping! 

They roused him, saying, Awake now, he told the wind to pipe down and said to the sea, “Quiet! Settle down!” 

The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass. 

Jesus reprimanded the disciples: “Why are you such cowards? Don’t you have any faith at all?”

Holy Pause

Pause…simply be with Jesus. Breathe. Step into the scripture.  What stands out to you? What do you notice? Circle or highlight what resonates with you. Where are you in this story? What storm are you in right now? Notice what is coming up in you.


Pray…Come as you are.  Listen in the silence. Step into the scripture again. Have a conversation with God.  Is Jesus saying something to you in your storm? What would you like to say to Him?  Are you drawn to repentance in an area of your life that God wants to bring wholeness. 


Follow…What are my invitations today? Where will I follow God today? Maybe following means you invite Jesus into your storm and allow Him to show you where He wants you to follow Him even when it is scary. He loves you deeply.  Our storms don’t surprise Him. 


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Grace upon Grace,


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