May 31, 2012

Gospel Reflection: Mark 4: 35-41

Here’s a thoughtful reflection on Mark 4:35-41 (the account of Jesus calming the storm) from Bruce Prewer.

Who is this Jesus?
(inspired by Mark 4:35-41)

To leave the safe sheltered quay;
to rest while strong men fear;
to doze through a storm at sea:
  who is this Jesus?

To display the might of the meek;
to sleep while threats are near;
to dream while fierce gales peak:
  who is this Jesus?

To know what keeps you afloat;
to let another hand steer;
to be safe in a foundering boat:
  who is this Jesus?

To be see when there’s no light;
to trust when nothing’s clear;
to confront the powers of night:
  who is this Jesus?

To speak the word that saves;
to know God is even here;
to command the wind and the waves:
  who is this Jesus?

— Copyright Ó B D Prewer 2000.  Posted on Bruce Prewer’s Home Page.  http://www.bruceprewer.com/