Cycle B

Good News B30

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Mark 4:35-41 New American Bible

Matthew 4:35-41 Bible Gateway New International Version

"Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?"


On this particular day the apostles and Jesus were in a boat.  The wind started blowing fiercely like a hurricane. The waves started dumping water in the boat.  The boat rocked from side to side.  The apostles could bearly stand up and hold on.   They were afraid that they would be killed in this storm.  Jesus was sound asleep.  He didn’t seem to be worried about the storm at all.  The apostles woke Jesus up, “Don’t you care if we drown?”  Jesus told them that they should have more faith in him.  Then he stopped the wind from blowing.  He calmed the waves so they were almost still.  Then they said to each other, “Who is this that even the wind and sea obey him?”

When you get afraid, remember that Jesus is all powerful.  He can help you in the scariest of situations.  Ask him to help you.  Tell him you know that he can and will help you solve the problem you are facing.  He will be there for you. 

          Say the “Our Father” and ask God to help you increase your faith in your faith in God that he will help you if you ask him.


“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  Amen.



Copyright © 2006 Joan Y. Edwards