One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So, they put out, 23and while they were sailing he fell asleep. A windstorm swept down on the lake, and the boat was filling with water, and they were in danger. They went to him and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he woke up and rebuked the wind and the raging waves; they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” They were afraid and amazed, and said to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?”
Yesterday I said, “how can it be October 11th already?” Someone answered, “because it’s 2020.” I don’t know about you, but I am tired. This year has been exhausting. Yet, on the other hand, I wake up early most every day. Today my wife and I both work up an hour earlier than the alarm. It seems there is always so much to do. Last week we all took a day off together – and are now paying for it as we are completely behind.
Add the stress of the ongoing pandemic, the political situation, the racial tensions, the economic crisis and you know the rest – you are living it as well.
Jesus was tired too. And Jesus did the right thing – he took a nap. In the middle of a storm, Jesus takes a nap because he was tired. When the disciples get “a little anxious” (actually, as some of them are experienced fishermen, the storm must have been pretty bad) they wake Jesus. And Jesus does that typical Jesus-y thing – he stops the storm.
Perhaps sometime this week, during whatever storm you are going through, you should stop and take a nap. Then let Jesus do His thing.