Jun 28 2014
Mark 4:35-41 Jesus didn’t just calm storms, he had peace in them
I looked forward to going up the famous Eiffel Tower, who wouldn’t. But as the lift hauled me away from the ground I began to get edgy. When it stopped at its destination and I walked out onto the platform an icy wind hit me reminding me just how high we were. I walked slowly to the rail, looked down and I gasped! It felt weird to be so far from the ground. Everything was tiny, even a football field close to the tower took the size of a business card. Suddenly the reality of the gap between me and the earth hit home and I started to feel a bit woozy. I quickly looked away while keeping a firm grip on the railing.
Just then other tourists stepped out of the lift. One guy walked straight to the rail and started waving about “Hey guys, look how far we can see, it’s awesome! Wow, is that a football pitch down there?” The distance to our nearest planet didn’t seem to bother him, he was enjoying Paris and this was the Eiffel Tower! But I was struggling to see the fun. For me the romance was gone.
Fear is a strange thing. It resides in the head and makes you see differently. More