April 8 2021 52 HEBREW words Dave Adamson
Whenever you visit Galilee in the north of Israel, the first thing you notice is the stunning beauty of the Sea of Galilee.And if you're visiting from anywhere from anywhere in the Western World, it doesn't take long to notice that while the sea has stunning vistas in every direction, there are very few hotels along the shoreline. The same view in the United States or Europe would be littered with hotels and million-dollar homes. Perhaps part of the reason for the lack of shore-front property is that since biblical times,the sea has had a negative connotation for Jews.In fact, the Hebrew word for water ---mayim ---comes from the root word mem, meaning "chaos."This makes sense when you consider that generations of Jews have grown up hearing that a flood wiped out everyone on earth except those on the ark. So why then did Jesus insist His disciples croos the Sea of Galilee during a storm?In Mark 6:45,the writer describes how Jesus "made his disciples get into the boat."He literally sent them into the chaos!But then, He came to help them by walking on top of the water---on top of the chaos.Jesus was letting His followers know that He was in total control of their chaos---of ALL chaos. Are you facing turmoil today? Remember that Jesus is in control and He's calling you ton get bon top of the chaos with Him.