Points to Ponder:
1. It is the intent of Christ to develop in His followers the ability to weather the storms of life without panic.
2. Jesus permits, and sometimes orchestrates, storms to grow and develop our ability to relax and respond in the storm.
3. The older we get, the more storms we will encounter. Ecclesiastes 12:1-2 (ESV) “Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”; 2 before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars are darkened and the clouds return after the rain,”
4. These two events in the life of Jesus point out the provision and the protection provided by our Shepherd. Psalm 23