February 18

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 9:1-35; Psalm 40:1-41:13; Acts 4:1-31

And a great windstorm arose. Mark 4:37
And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39

Many people are going through tumultuous storms. From physical infirmities to financial burdens to family problems, all are overwhelming. The Lord’s fishermen friends learned long ago in the stormy waves, it is only when Christ is allowed to be Captain of our lives that we experience true peace. For, after He took full control of the vessel, “there was a great calm.” Will you put your faith in the Prince of Peace? —Bob Cretney

The raging storms may round us beat, a shelter in the time of storm;
We’ll never leave our safe retreat, a shelter in the time of storm.
—Ira D. Sankey