3rd Week, Ordinary Time: Saturday 1st February 2020

Daily Word Of God

Mark 4:35-41

With the coming of evening that same day, Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us cross over to the other side.’ And leaving the crowd behind they took him, just as he was, in the boat; and there were other boats with him. Then it began to blow a great gale and the waves were breaking into the boat so that it was almost swamped. But he was in the stern, his head on the cushion, asleep.

They woke him and said to him, ‘Master, do you not care? We are lost!’ And he woke up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, ‘Quiet now! Be calm!’ And the wind dropped, and there followed a great calm. Then he said to them, ‘Why are you so frightened? Have you still no faith?’

          They were overcome with awe and said to one another, ‘Who can this be? Even the wind and the sea obey him.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • The storms in our lives are often occasions for us to deepen our trust in the Lord.


  • In the midst of our trials, it may seem hard to see and believe this truth. Yet, in hindsight, we will find that the Lord was with us all along.


  • Lord, help us to believe and trust in You more, especially when life is tough and when our problems threaten to overwhelm us or when we are experiencing emotional and spiritual desolations.