Where Is Your Faith?
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
After Jesus calmed the storm, he asked the disciples the simple question, "Where is your faith?" Different emotions come up as people hear that question - often it feels like a chastisement, an insult, or a threat. But Jesus is so regularly curious about people, I wonder if that's not a real question.
So let's think about what he asks. Where is your faith? Ponder these ways of thinking about that question:
- What are the institutions you place trust in? How about the people you put trust in? Where is that healthy, and where are you asking too much of them to rescue you? Really, this is a question of what or who is the target of your faith, the place where your faith is grounded, anchored.
- Where are you on your spiritual journey? When it comes to how you connect with God, how would you summarize the last decade, the last year the last month, the last week, the last day? This is a question of whether your trajectory going in the right direction and whether you are growing.
Talking with Jesus about those questions and your answers today.