When this global pandemic subsides and we all attempt to go back to business as usual— leaders, governments, and organizations will declare victory and attempt to take the glory for themselves.
However, if we are wise, we will learn something from the conclusion of the disciples predicament on the Sea of Galilee— God Does Not Share The Glory.
When the waves and wind began to overtake them, notice that they did not rally together in order to devise a plan to save themselves. No one proclaimed, “We are stronger together!”
Yes, they confronted Jesus together, but not in strength and pride, rather, in weakness and humility.
They did not come to Him with a plan— they came to Him acknowledging that they had no plan, and that they would perish apart from The Lord’s divine intervention.
Many have commented on how fast this crisis has seemed to happened— that there was no time to plan or prepare for the hardship which has overtaken our health system and the economy— But in God’s economy, just as quickly as calamity has come upon you, in a moment, it can be removed.
So, if it is true that “We are all in this together” then we must organize—
not in pride, but in repentance; we must humble ourselves and seek only God; we must acknowledge that we are powerless against this storm which has come upon us, and altogether cry out to Jesus Christ, “Lord, Save us!” — then the creator and controller of all things will simply stand up on our behalf and say, “Peace! Be Still!” and the storm will calm.
Then, the proud will have no explanation; they will be as the disciples who were filled with great fear of the Lord and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”— the world will have no response other than “God did this.”
Once again, God will get all the Glory!
“Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the LORD! Praise God in highest heaven!” – Matthew 21:9
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