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JESUS CALMS THE STORM - Mark 4
Although the predictions could change significantly before landfall, Hurricane Dennis is expected to unleash tropical storm-force winds here in Pensacola about 4 a.m. Sunday. Hurricane-force winds are projected from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, with landfall sometime around mid-afternoon. The storm is expected to move out of the area about midnight. At this point, we are planning to ride out the storm here in the Navy Point section of Pensacola.
Jesus Calms the Storm
As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, "Let's cross to the other side of the lake." He was already in the boat, so they started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm arose. High waves began to break into the boat until it was nearly full of water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. Frantically they woke him up, shouting, "Teacher, don't you even care that we are going to drown?" When he woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the water, "Quiet down!" Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. And he asked them, "Why are you so afraid? Do you still not have faith in me?" And they were filled with awe and said among themselves, "Who is this man, that even the wind and waves obey him?"