Fear Not


Fellowship of the Minds

Rembrandt’s “Storm on the Sea of Galilee”

I used to think of “Fear Not” as a word of friendly advice, but I was wrong: “Fear Not” is a command.

When Jesus was awakened from a much needed sleep by His terrified disciples, He actually rebuked them for allowing themselves to fear.

Jesus Calms the Storm

Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.” – Matthew 8:23-26

We wake up to a new storm every day

We have a hurricane bearing down towards us, or the threat…

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