For I am the LORD, your God,
who grasp your right hand;
It is I who say to you, Do not fear,
I will help you.
We have the choice of two Gospels today. Both uniquely sufficient for the day - and the evil thereof.
The wind was against them, and they were terrified. Anxious. Attempting to cross over the lake amid a tempest, all by themselves. Jesus demonstrates we can't do it alone - we need to remain where we are, with the companionship he permits, and he pulls us to himself, not letting one of his little ones to be lost... scolding us gently, calming the tempest, his face so close to ours, we can feel his breath - his lips speaking against ours. "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
"Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. So let them alone; they are blind guides of the blind ..."
I have grasped you by the hand in the depths of your misery, I know how to heal you, I know you, I have come to save sinners, I grasp you. No one who comes to me will I ever reject.
If a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.
Song for this post here.