Sunday, February 28, 2016

MzTeachuh's Meditations: Telling the Storm

This is not a photo of the Sea of Galilee--this is an actual photo of Lake Erie.
Peace! Be still! In our world, our nation, our homes, our hearts. 
 
 Mark 4:35:41 KJV
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

 Amplified Bible
 37 And a [a]fierce windstorm began to blow, and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already being swamped. 38 But Jesus was in the stern, asleep [with His head] on the [sailor’s leather] cushion. And they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are about to die?” 39 And He got up and [sternly] rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still (muzzled)!” And the wind died down [as if it had grown weary] and there was [at once] a great calm [a perfect peacefulness]. 40 Jesus said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith and confidence [in Me]?”

The Amplified Bible is like a thesaurus of translation, giving synonyms and further elaboration. Perfect peacefulness sounds good.

I Told The Storm - Greg O'Quin 'N Joyful Noize 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghvo32n7Tgc 

"I Told The Storm"
Kirk Franklin


Even though your winds blow I want you to know
You cause me no alarm cause I'm safe in His arms
Even though your rain falls I can still make this call
Let there be peace now I can say go away
I command you to move today
Because of faith I have a brand new day
The sun will shine and I will be okay
That's what I told the storm
(the storm, the storm)

[Chorus:]
I told the storm (oh yes i did)
to pass (ohhhhh..)
storm you cant last (go away)
go away (I command..)
I command you to move today
(oh storm)Storm (when God speaks) when God speaks
Storm (you don't have a choice in the matter, you have to cease)
You have to cease (yes that's....)
thats what I told the storm (what I told the storm)
[repeat once more]

[Hook:]
I told the storm
(No weapons formed against me shall prosper I don't have to worry about a thing)
I told the storm
(I'm more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ, and he's gonna bring me out alright)
I told the storm
(It's amazing grace that's brought me safe thus far, and grace is gonna lead me home)
I told the storm
(I stood on solid ground and told my storm and you need to tell your storm today)

(Oh wind) Wind stop blowing
(Flood stop flowing) Flood stop flowing
(Lightening stop flashing) Lightening stop flashing
(Breakers stop dashing) Breakers stop dashing
(Darkness go away) Darkness go away
(Clouds move away) Clouds move away
(That's what I told...) That's what I told the storm

(Oh death) Death can't take me
(Job can't make me) Job can't make me
(No matter how the fares of this world...) Bills can't break me ( may seem to way me down)
Disease can't shake me
You won't drown me
My God surrounds me
That's what I told the storm

That's what I told the storm [repeat until end and fade]

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