Monday, July 17, 2006
At the end of the day, Karen led us in a time of worship, reflecting on the story of Jesus and his disciples crossing the sea, and a storm hitting the boat they were in (Matthew 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:23-25). Karen’s meditation applied the account to the experience that, as we try to cross over to the other side – to engage in cross-cultural mission, to reach out to other people – storms try to sink us. In our small boat, tossed by the waves, how do we feel? Empty; afraid; unsure of where we are going; lost; abandoned by God; sad?
…And where is God in our experience of the storm? God is with us in the boat…
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