Miracles: Week 1

Most of us are vaguely familiar with time that Jesus calmed the raging waters on the Sea of Galilee.  He was awakened by his disciples and rebuked the weather and it ceased.  Then he turned his attention to his disciples and rebuked them for not having sufficient faith.  This all led to the disciples asking the most important of questions: “Who is this man?”

That question is a question that demands answers.  Is Jesus just another guy?  Is he some sort of teacher/prophet/miracle worker?  Is he something more?  Eventually we all must come to a place where we make a determination about who Jesus is.  Jesus is the Son of God who came to earth to take on our sins so that we need not suffer the eternal consequences of them.

Since that is who he is, we are left with a couple of things we should do.  First, we need to acknowledge and believe that he is the Son of God.  If you have already done that, then you need to begin to examine whether or not you truly understand the ramifications this has for your daily life.  The disciples lacked faith that Jesus was in control, but still had enough faith to wake him to ask for his help.  Likewise, I think we can all from time to time forget that Jesus Christ has things under control and we try really hard to solve the problems that we get ourselves into without consulting or asking for his help.  How crazy is that? I mean, we have access to God and his infinite resources, yet we still labor to get out of the holes that we dig by ourselves.

It’s time to give up on fixing yourself and surrender your problems to a loving, capable God.

Family Meals

I saw this article in the New York Times Magazine.  It emphasizes from a secular side the benefits of eating family meals together.  This issue has been discussed in depth among many Christian thinkers, see here.

I would encourage you to make time to eat as family together.  I know it is difficult in the fast paced world we live in to make the time, but it truly is transformational for your children.