Art has always been one of my passions. For two years in college I even majored in art. Visuals create extra meaning beyond the words. One of the great miracles mentioned in the New Testament is when Christ calms the sea, this visual is probably one of my favorites.
The entirety of the event is wrapped in symbolism for His role in our lives. It wasn't until I saw a statue of this event depicted that I felt a connection to the story. It is a story about faith, a story about trust, and also a story of love- that goes both ways. The picture below is another representation.
I've found that God expects us to have faith in Him. He sent us here and gave us an uncanny amount of freedom, with the most positive of hopes that we would return to Him because of His Son. He trusts us, He knows us, and He is always there no matter the storms in our lives.
“Be of Good Cheer; It Is I; Be Not Afraid,” by Carlos Lozano
Mark Chapter 6
45 And straightway he constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while he sent away the people.
46 And when he had sent them away, he departed into a mountain to pray.
47 And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land.
48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.
49 But when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and cried out:
50 For they all saw him, and were troubled. And immediately he talked with them, and saith unto them, Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid.
51 And he went up unto them into the ship; and the wind ceased: and they were sore amazed in themselves beyond measure, and wondered.
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