Don’t You Care?

Jesus and the disciples were on the lake when a severe storm blew up. He was asleep in the stern. Anxiety and fear made the men cry out, ‘don’t You care if we drown?’ How could Jesus possibly be sleeping in such danger? They needed their Lord awake and acting.

Is this not a cry that we sometimes make? Everything around us is collapsing. Danger, real and imminent, is everywhere. Surely now is the time for God to act. We admit that we need His help but where is it?

The answer is that He is in the boat with us. He is working our His divine plan, which is not necessarily what we expect or think we need. We all know the story of the footprints in the sand. When life is most fraught there is only one set of prints. God is carrying us in His arms. He feels our pain, He weeps tears with us and suffers our anguish. But He does even more. He, who flung the stars into place and controls the raging torrents, has the power to act in our best interests.