It was during our visit this morning that I saw the image in my head of Jesus sleeping in the boat during the storm (I know this to be from God). The waves are all around, the boat is about to capsize, the disciples are about to drown, and Jesus is sleeping! Are you kidding me? One of the disciples must have felt the way that I do because he says, "Teacher, don't you care if we drown?" Jesus gets up, calms the storm and makes a little speech about their lack of faith. The disciples are amazed at his sovereignty over even nature! I realized for the first time this morning that they never would have grasped the fullness of who Jesus was and his power had he not slept and waited, had their situation not become so desperate.
So here I am, humbled now. My attitude has changed. "Jesus, sleep if you want. In fact, take a good long siesta for both of us because with my four kids, I'm not getting one." A lesson in faith for me.