The God of the Next Miracle
One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.
The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”
He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.
In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
- Luke 8:22-25
Jesus rescued the disciples again. He'd come through for them already in a dozen ways, so it's not like they had no idea he could rescue them. And yet, sitting around the boat on those newly calmed seas, they asked each other "Who is this?" It's like they saw Jesus for the first time.
Has that happened to you - when God has met you yet again, and you feel surprised? That's seems pretty normal for us disciples.
I wonder if Jesus would like for us to move from knowing him as the God of the last miracle to a spot where we know him as the God of the next miracle. What would it be like to allow his love and care so deep inside your heart that you're always looking forward to the next miracle, you're always leaning in to the next challenge and the next crisis because you know he'll come through? Talk with him about that today.