Our scripture passage for the 5th Sunday of Lent is Matthew 8:18-27. This story addresses our fears when faced by the storms of life. In today’s texts, after responding to two potential followers, Jesus leads his disciples to the “other side” of the lake and into a terrible storm. When they find him sleeping while the storm rages, they wake him up and cry out for help. “Why are you afraid, you of little faith?” he asks them before he calms the storm. Jesus is able to calm our storms. Faith is trusting that because Jesus is with us, we need not fear.
p.s. Good News! Now that Contra Costa County is in the covid red tier, we are able to resume in-person, indoor worship on Sunday, March 28.