主,祢不在乎嗎? (卓爾君牧師)

03 May

主,祢不在乎嗎? (卓爾君牧師)

馬可福音記載了耶穌與門徒在風暴中的事。耶穌知道,自然界的風暴對屬靈的領域沒有任何影響,所有我們內心中的憂慮、忐忑、絕望的風暴並不是來自神的允許,而是來自於我們自己的允許,這些內心的風暴揭示出我們情願靠近的是那些包圍著自己的破壞、苦毒、恐懼與憎恨的情緒,而不是情願靠近那位使風暴平息的耶穌。

當你憑著信心跟隨耶穌走人生的道路,帶著盼望、懷著憧憬向應許的彼岸前進,然而,你卻發現,縱然行程是由耶穌發起,縱然耶穌還在船上,但暴風卻依然出現,波浪依然打入船內!你會有什麼反應?我們又該如何反應?



馬可福音 4:35–41 (和合本)

  1. 當那天晚上,耶穌對門徒說:“我們渡到那邊去吧。”
  2. 門徒離開眾人,耶穌仍在船上,他們就把他一同帶去,也有別的船和他同行。
  3. 忽然起了暴風,波浪打入船內,甚至船要滿了水。
  4. 耶穌在船尾上,枕著枕頭睡覺。門徒叫醒了他,說:“夫子!我們喪命,你不顧嗎?”
  5. 耶穌醒了,斥責風,向海說:“住了吧!靜了吧!”風就止住,大大地平靜了。
  6. 耶穌對他們說:“為甚麼膽怯,你們還沒有信心嗎?”
  7. 他們就大大的懼怕,彼此說:“這到底是誰,連風和海也聽從他了。”
Mark 4:35-41 (NIV)

  1. That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”
  2. Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him.
  3. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped.
  4. 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?”
  5. He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
  6. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
  7. They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”