“Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.”
Exuding calmness and having someone around who can bring calm to a situation might be, as a Mastercard ad would put it….priceless. I had to play that role a few times over the weekend as we worked through the Silicon Valley Bank collapse that I wrote about yesterday. There are no shortage of reactionary voices during a crisis and there are those who love to capitalize on these times to gain power or receive accolades. But, having a voice of reason and calmness at the table can make a big difference. Next time you set the table for a tough situation, consider putting the “calm” one in a prominent seat.
Jesus calmed the seas in the midst of a storm. I’m not suggesting that God is imparting that power on any of us any time soon, but we can see that calming the situations is a way of our Lord and we can strive to emulate Him. And, who knows, someone might just ask us, “How is it you can be so calm right now?”
Reference: Matthew 8:26 (New Living Translation)