Thursday, March 31, 2011

I know the peace speaker

 "Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?”  When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm.   Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”  ~ Mark 4:38-40 (NLT)

This morning we awoke early to a text from our friend and church member, Doug Rice, letting us know that a tornado warning was in effect for our county, and that school buses had been pulled off the roads.  We immediately went in to tell Savanna, who was getting ready for school.  She was disappointed.  This girl LOVES school.  


My husband moved a few things out of the way on the patio so they wouldn't come crashing through our sliding glass doors and for the next few hours we kept an eye on things by utilizing our cell phones and talking to our friend Lisa Currie.   (The TV went out due to the weather.)  


Storms come in and out of our lives, but we are not powerless, even when our TV's go out!  The fact of the matter is we would not even be powerless if our cell phones were not working and we could not speak to friends.  We know the "peace speaker" and His power never goes out no matter how strong the storm gets!

I called upon the peace speaker this morning.  He has calmed the storm.  We still have a thunderstorm outside however it appears the tornado warning has lifted and we are just dealing with heavy rain.

I think I might even go biking later.

5 comments:

Jesse said...

amen! we're called to do John 14:12, commanding the storms and diseases to go in the name of Jesus. That's demonstrating Kingdom authority..greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.

Jesse said...

reminds me of when Jason Upton was doing live worship outside and a tornado came in. He started singing "tornado you gotta go in the name of Jesus" and it did :)

Deanna said...

Amen - we are NOT powerless...not at all.

Illy said...

Deanna, I have had the song: Peace Speaker playing in my head for a few days. Thanks for the entry! Illy

Ruth said...

God also provides protection for his children during the storm, according to His will. When my Dad pastored in Ohio, when I was in grade school, three tornadoes combined and flatened a lot of the town. Although homes around us were greatly damaged, we only lost a few shingles.