Mark 4:35-39 (New International Version)
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
This is the first day of hurricane season and we have already had 2 named storms. In honor of the 2012 hurricane season I thought it would be fun to compare Hurricane season with Christmas.
Top 10 Reasons Hurricane Season is Like Christmas
10. Decorating the house (boarding up windows)
9. Dragging out boxes that haven't been used since last season (camping gear, flashlights)
8. Last minute shopping in crowded stores
7. Regular TV shows pre-empted for "specials"
6. Family coming to stay with you
5. Family and friends from out-of-state calling
4. Buying food you don't normally buy...and in large quantities
3. Days off from work
And the number one reason Hurricane Season is like Christmas...
1. At some point you know you're going to have a tree in your house!!!
Al kidding aside, we can take great comfort in knowing that God has complete control over the weather. As we head into this storm season let us remember to pray.
Dear Lord we thank You that You are in control. That all You have to do is speak to the wind and the rain and it will seize. We pray for safety this hurricane season. We pray that when the storms do come that we will be willing to let You use us to help others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.