THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
Faith from the Fringes:
"When the storms of life are raging"
Feb. 1, 2015
Witness of that light © Jan L. Richardson http://janrichardsonimages.com/
Psalm 127:2 reminds us, “It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives sleep to his beloved.” This week in worship we turn to an old friend of a text, Jesus calms the sea after being awakened from sleep, not by the storm, but by his anxious disciples. The disciples survived the storm, but each eventually died, in some cases martyrs’ deaths. Jesus does not promise comfort, security, or stability, but rather a sure and certain hope. This week in worship we celebrate that, even in the midst of life’s storms, the wind and the waves obey him. —Phil Waite