"When evening came, the boat was in the middle of the lake, and he was alone on land. He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. About the fourth watch of the night he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, because they all saw him and were terrified. Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened." - Mark 6:47-52
It's spring again. Just a week ago I was moving a snow blower back in place, getting ready for another storm. Now the flowers are blooming, the trees are budding and the grass is growing. I'm so caught up with the increasing allergy potential that I am oblivious to the miracles around me. Spring is amazing, and if I'm not careful I'll miss the beauty and wonder of it because wind blown pollen has hardened my heart.
Imagine the disciples walking with Jesus every day, watching him perform miracles again and again. They saw such wonderful works of God and yet they missed the point and didn't understand. How could this be you might ask. How could anyone participate in feeding five thousand people with five loaves and two fish, having twelve baskets of food left over, and be oblivious to the miracle? Their wind blown fears hardened their hears.
God is doing tremendous things in your life right now. He's performing miracles moment by moment and if you're not careful, you're going to miss it. Stop and look at the flowers bloom today. Slow down and feel the breeze across your face. Watch the grass sprout up with new color and fresh life. Step back and watch the Spirit of God form your life into the likeness of Jesus. Don't let wind blown troubles harden your heart.