On the same day, when evening had come, [Jesus] said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Mark 4:35
Children grow up learning to trust their parents’ word. In the vast majority of cases, what parents tell their children is true. Promises are kept, plans are fulfilled, advice is sound. But inevitably, a day of disappointment arrives when a parent fails to live up to his or her word.
When a child becomes a follower of Jesus, he learns something new: God’s Word never fails. Jesus’ disciples learned that when He summoned them to cross the Sea of Galilee and a dangerous storm arose, threatening to sink them. The disciples were full of fear until Jesus quieted the storm and they continued their trip. Here’s what they learned: When Jesus said they would cross the Sea of Galilee; they would cross the Sea of Galilee! No storm or circumstance would prevent them from reaching the other side. There was a storm, yes. But it was only a challenge, not a change.
God’s Word tells us we will reach “the other side” for eternity if we have faith in Jesus. Never let a circumstance in life be a reason to doubt God’s promises.
There are parts of the Bible which cause me difficulty, but none which cause me doubt. John Blanchard