Even the Wind and the Sea Obey Him
Following Jesus to the Other Side
Water is one of the most important of scripture’s recurring symbols. As we work our way through the beginning of the Bible and read about the watery chaos depths of creation, the flood of judgment, and Israel’s crossing of the Red Sea, we begin to see that water is associated with chaos as well as cleansing, death as well as deliverance. Mark’s gospel takes up this symbol-theme in creative and sometimes astounding ways. This weekend retreat will undertake a close reading of three different scenes of Jesus and the disciples in a boat on the sea (Mark 4, 6, and 8) to see what they might teach us about following Jesus through the storms of life.