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,00.wspaper Pulpit Ernestine Hitchcock Pastor 4ington Methodist Churt, h "CAREST THOU NOT IF WE 1)ERISH &apos;' Master the tempest is raging, The billows are toss;ng high; The sky is o'ershadowed with b]a(.kness, No sheller or help is nigh. Cares( Thou not if we perish? How tan'st Thou ]'ie :sleei? When etch moment so madly is th eat. ning A grave in the angry deep. -- DIESEL- -- GASOLINE -- -- STOVE OIL- MOTOR OIL CLEAN PROMPT V SER ' ICE PHONE 892 M. E. COONEY Many of us have sung or heard lhis hymn in our lifetime. It. was inspired by an incident :,n Mark's gospt]. Jesus, pressed by the crowds, had given orders to be rowed across the lake of Galilee. A!tbough Galilee is n<t a large body of water, it was subject to sudden severe winds which whip- ped up the lake into a fury of high waves which could easily engulf a boat. The disciples were anxious, * then fearful, then terrified. It. seemed that the boat would cap- size at any moment. Worst of all ,Jesus seemed to be able to sleep l:hrough all the excitement. The disciples were not only puzzled but annoyed- at ,lesus' seming unconcern about their plight. We can imagine one of the men, mas- tered by his fear, going o him, haking his arm and saying "Don't you know we are in t.nb]e- don't you care if we perish?" As Jesus awakens he qui('kly sees what has happened tie looks on the (lisdple v:i:hont alarm and perhaps even his face with its suprene confidonce of (1,(!' Dowe;'. transfol 1 the mood of the (liciples. They re- IIeYEhcF who he is and lhy be- gin to relx. The b,ilin. of water from the bqat i les fr:m!i, and more efficknt. They r,<t()p i]out- inz at each other and <ive en- coin a:.,enmnt instead. \\;Vas not the Ma.ter calm. He, by hi lo)k had remhRded them that O{d still was ruler of the \\;vol(1.,Jesus knew that God \\;v[/s in h!s workl watch- int., over it. t{- als; knew what hail happened to tkee m{n who mere his closest fo]lowevs. They had hooT: matere] l)>- ftar. This brief "nc:,dnt in the New Tes'ament has a deep iFnificance and messatre of (1Jr day. !Ve like the ,lbei)les. err out in our fear -- where is God? Does he care anymo:'e. Why @,can't he (1o sometbinF about the mess the world is in? Suppose that instead of s;hout- ink to drown our fear we sat down quietly and (lid a little thinking. God gave us a world in which to live. He provided the physical raw materials for an abundant life. He created us with intelligence to use h!s ifts. He put us in famil!es s:) that we might not be alone. In essence he said -- Love me, fellow my laws ,,- and life will be good. We chose to abuse the gifts we were given. We used them for our own selfish ends and forgot their source. We sowed the seeds of our own destruction and are beginning to reap the harvest. But the raw materials are still here -- and the laws We could still (hane and begin to prepare found wanting, it has been found for another way of life. difficult an(t n:t lried". Even now God (lo(s not desire our love a. ihe disciples did so long ago, against our will. The good gifts we can ieok to the Master and have not been withdrawn and we t)e:in to work with him, knowing still have the pattern ef the Set- tie is of Ged who is still Lord of mort on the Mount. We have been the earth. Our shouting and fear CONDON GLOBE-'rIME CON DON, OREGON FRIDAY MAY 4, 1951 feared would not destroy Our Lord would be lazy and we have been faithless, would be disintegrated because As G. K. 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