There are two accounts in the gospel of Mark where Jesus stills the waves. After the first event, the disciples wondered about him asking, "Who is this, that even the wind and waves obey him?‚ÄĚ In this second account the implied response from Jesus is, 'I am God, your Savior!' The disciples failed to understand this at the time. How often do we too fail to understand? In fact, we cannot believe that Jesus is God for us unless he himself comes and speaks to our hearts by the Holy Spirit saying "Do not be afraid. It is I." And this he does, and we discover it is possible for our hearts to believe this good news. The question is, will we?
Simon is a minister in the Uniting Church of Australia. Currently he is serving at Coromandel Valley, in the Adelaide Hills. Simon is married to Carolyn and they have three young girls, Jesse, Tilly and Trinity. Simon loves to walk the hills, take photographs and play Volleyball.