On my piano sits a picture of Jesus Christ by Yongsung Kim called Calm and Stars. I can’t remember the first time I saw this picture but I remember being captivated by grandeur of the stars and the light opening up to the heavens.

I imagine this picture is depicting Jesus Christ after he has calmed the raging sea and in it’s place brought peace and light. (Is there anything more peaceful than a quiet starry night?!)

For me, this depiction is a reminder that He’s with me in the storm. I may not always feel Him, but He’s in my boat. I have to have faith that He will either teach me how to maneuver the boat or calm the sea. Always.

Mark 4:37-41

37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.

38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?

39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?

41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?