March 08 Mark 4: 21 – 41 Who is this?

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Today’s passage contains a group of sayings, two parables and a calming of the storm! So much food for thought.

Two things – firstly, Jesus taught in parables not to confuse people, but to ensure that they really listened and tried hard to understand. These parables tell us something about the kingdom, about why Jesus came, but so we don’t think that Jesus is simply a teacher, Mark then tells us about the calming of the storm: clearly Jesus is more than this. In this story, echoing the sayings at the start, something of the true significance of Jesus flashes forth, revealing briefly the full light to come.

We too need to ask the same question – “Who is this man? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

Today’s thought comes from Derek