#939 – As He Is

Good morning people who accept God fully

Mark 4:35-41 That day when evening came, He said to His disciples, “Let us go to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took Him along, just as He was, in the boat. There were also other boats with Him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, don’t You care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to His disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey Him!”

Jesus comes as Jesus is yet we often try to fit Him in to our way of thinking.

God is Who God is.

No one fully understands God, nor can we. But we choose whether or not we will fully accept God just as He is.

The real test of our acceptance of God as He is, is during the storms, during the silence, during the contradictions, during death itself.

During a time of silence and separation from God’s presence, the children of Israel took it upon themselves to try to make God into an image that was more tangible, more comfortable, more in keeping with their way of thinking and living (Exodus 32). They made the golden calf and death and disaster was the result.

We cannot, nor do we have the right to try and change Who God is. We need to accept Him fully…as He is. When we do this during a storm, disillusionment is replaced with hope, a hope that is in God as He is.

He is faithful and just. He never lies nor slumbers. He is never late or early. He is loving, compassionate and kind. He is always present…yes even in the storms.