Who Causes The Storm, Calms The Storm?

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(Luke 8:22-25) — Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out. But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger. They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. And He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were fearful and amazed, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey Him?”

Notice how He rebuked the wind and the waves? Would He have rebuked the work of His own Father? There are evil forces in our world and many examples that show that God was not the one who caused every storm, though many times gets blamed and judged.

God promised to make all things new and to straighten out this world upon the return of His Son at the end of the age.

Since there is a force of evil, there must also be a cause for that force. If there be any good, then the source of that good can overcome the evil and calm the storms that arise, even though the good is sometimes misunderstood.

The waves of evil will ultimately yield to the sound of His voice and calm will prevail one day, in the midst of our stormy world.

Jim French

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