Mark 4:35-41 — New Revised Standard Version

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

A Delineation of Borders #41

A Delineation of Borders #41

Who Is This?
©Hilary F. Marckx, all rights reserved

Who is this
that breaks into our
lives with such
amazing love
and grace
and hope
and deeds?
Who is this?
From whence have you come?
To where do you go?
Who are we
that you linger a moment
we might be healed?
Who is this?
We walk at times
alone and in fear,
lying awake at night,
with only visions of doom
and specters of dread,
for company,
and frozen
in a
of hopelessness,
and we are visited
by one who
motions to
all that is frightening,
and it is gone.
Who is this that
calms the raging waters
of lost souls,
hearts forsaken,
minds consumed,
lives without hope,
who is this?
And yet
second to second,
day to day,
week to week,
month to month,
lifetime to lifetime
the presence of this
this one-who-will-calm,
and calm our fear
companions us —
we are never
ever alone.


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