First, a tongue twister.
The farmer wondered whether the wether would weather the weather or whether the weather would weather the wether.
Because it has seriously been weathering the last few days. Pouring rain, massive thunderstorms, huge winds, umbrellas have been discarded as casualties of war everywhere you look.
Universities have cancelled their classes, politicians have urges workers to go home early and be safe, houses have been washed away as bystanders watch in despair.
Everyone is just watching, waiting, weathering the weather. Hoping that it doesn't destroy what they hold dear.
Jesus got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and was completely calm.
Jesus doesn't watch. He doesn't wait. He speaks. He speaks with power and authority. The power and authority humans did have before the fall, to be able to subdue the earth, but which was taken away at the fall.
And so as Christians, we can hope. We can hope so confidently, that actually, we can know. We can know that what we hold most dearly will never be destroyed.
So we don't have to wonder anymore.
p.s. Just as I finished this post, the rain stopped. Thank you God!