What Are You Afraid Of?

Jesus is sleeping in a boat; the disciples are crossing the lake.  A major strong whips up and the disciples are overwhelmed— remember that several of them were fishermen, so it must have been a bad one to scare them.

In a panic, they wake up Jesus.

He says, “You have little faith; why are you so afraid?”  [Matthew 8:23-27]

Upon contemplation, this question of Jesus is eye opening.

Jesus implies that fear is a symptom of faithlessness.  Conversely, if we have faith, there should be no reason to fear.

When we have fears — and we all do — we need to, in faith, give them to Jesus and trust him to take care of us.