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Jesus wanted to do more than just raise the dead. He wanted to show us that he cares and that he can. But he also wanted us to know that he comes. He comes in the form of encouragement. He comes in the form of help. He comes in the form of kindness.
Life comes with storms. Trials sweep into our lives and transform what was once calm and tranquil into turbulent and chaotic. As the winds continue
to rage, we wonder if God is aware of our storm . . . and if he will see us through it.
The people of Jesus’ day certainly had many reasons to worry. Worry hasn’t gone away since Jesus’ time. In fact, there is evidence that people are more worried now than ever before. Yet Jesus still commanded in the Sermon on the Mount, “Do not worry.”
During Jesus’ time, he wasn’t the only one making the claim that he was the Messiah. Today, the “saviors” we follow are a bit different. They take the form of money, fame, popularity, and power, among others. Just like the people in Jesus’ day, we have to be careful not to look to anything for ou...