Depending on God

WHEN he had made his remarkable demonstration of stilling the tempest, we are told that the Master asked of his disciples the pointed question, "How is it that ye have no faith?" In the presence of this astounding proof of his own dependence on God and the unquestionable value of such dependence, how this question must have roused his followers! Their lack of dependence on and understanding of the support, protection, and good always available to them through the ever-presence of divine Love, and their fear of and belief in the reality of evil, had nearly resulted in the swamping of their ship, and had finally driven them in terror to the Master, lying so calmly "in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow," with the despairing cry, "Master, carest thou not that we perish?"

Awakened thus suddenly from his sleep, the Master did not join them in their fear. Not for an instant did he accept the threatening evil as real. His continual intercourse with his Father, divine Love, infinite good, did not permit of any evil becoming real to him. With his usual calm self-possession, "he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm."

Overcoming Inertia
August 21, 1926

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