“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching
and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual
songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Col. 3:16)
I was grumpy, fretful, unthankful; then self pity walked in. There was no
room for singing let alone thankfulness. Things went from bad to worse.
Why, oh why, after all these years, do I still lose perspective on whose I am;
who I am--a princess in the Kingdom of the King! And why do these things
happen just as I get to particular verse?
In Mark 6 Jesus feeds the five thousand, then He walks on water, gets into
the boat, the storm ends. However, “They (His disciples) had not gained any
insight from the incident of the miracle in the feeding of the five thousand,
because “THEIR HEARTS WERE HARDENED.”
What if they had seen, really seen, The compassion of Jesus, and His power
in the feeding of the five thousand? They were there; it was not a parable. What if
his character so thrilled them that they went into the boat with songs on their
lips so that when the storm came, they saw only the power of God? I can
picture it: They see Jesus coming toward them and they recognize Him,
because of joy, and they invite Him in to join the party. Then they greet Him
as he climbs over the side, by dumping buckets of boat water on his head.
Then they all fall into a heap as they laugh with this wonderful Man who had
just stilled the storm!
What a difference faith makes!