The storm on Lake Galilee, recorded in Mark 4:35-41, found the Twelve struggling to survive without seeking Christ’s rescue. Their effort was commendable. Much they couldn’t do for Jesus, immature in knowledge and faith as they were. They could, with at least four veteran watermen in the boat, be expected to get them across the 5-6 mile-wide sea. After all, they had survived in total more than a few threats from wind and water.
That given, they also knew when the storm battered them beyond their skill and subject only to his. Even given the fact that their call on Jesus reflected their fear, not their faith, they did resort to him for the solution.
Unlike the disciples on the lake, our generation hasn’t and won’t ever seek direction from Jesus Christ. We instead always think it will take only different political approaches to our problems, more doctorates of everything, more finessed diplomatic endeavors or more government money—that especially—to finally find solutions to human disagreements, poverty and tragedies.
Give the disciples credit: they finally knew they couldn’t, but Jesus could. And to him they went. Give our generation only abuse and condemnation for refusing to finally acknowledge that we absolutely need to bring God in Christ back into our national and international affairs.