The disciples went down to the sea at sunset, got in a boat and launched into the water. They went far from the shore. First, darkness came, then came a storm. They were afraid of the storm and of God’s presence approaching them in the storm. They were more afraid of God.
I ask myself: Am I more afraid of life’s storms or the One who commands them? The answer comes: Only the personal presence of God makes the unknown bearable; be not afraid.