“The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.”
Mark 1:22 NIV
Jesus performed some pretty amazing acts.
I have to do something most people will tell you to never do before making a speech or writing a blog… I have to admit that I’m not the greatest person to write about what to tell your children. I’m a parent of one child who just turned 3 years old. My experience credential doesn’t rate me very high.
It’s one of the most famous stories in scripture.
It shows the character of Jesus just as much if not more than any other passage of scripture.
It’s been depicted in flannel graphs and precious moments Bibles for years.
It’s the story of Jesus calming the storm.
Every kid does it.
My kid does it all the time.
As a Dad, one of my biggest fears has recently been centered around missing “it.” Here’s what I mean…
One day I’ll start it.
One day I’ll go back to school.
One day, I’m gonna start working out.
One day, I’ll make more time to be at home.
One day, I’ll stop smoking.
One day, I’ll try writing that book.
One day, I’ll finally be able to enjoy life.
How many times do we say that when talking with an old friend or a roommate or someone we knew in high school? We usually say it in positive light….
Matthew 16:13 / When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
Can you imagine this moment for Jesus’ disciples? They’ve seen Jesus feed thousands with a couple of fish sandwiches… fish and chips basically. They’ve just heard him lecture them about holding fast to their faith in Him. Now, they’re faced with this big question. Jesus looks at them in the face. I can imagine his look is a little stern and his tone a little deep. He says,
I’m not a seasoned parent.
I can’t offer tons of advice on discipline or how to raise a godly child.
But, I am is a praying parent.