The Church And The Storm

The Church and the Storm Sermon Illustration

Lamar Williamson illustrates Mark 4:35–41: “The corporate dimension of this text’s (Mark 4:35–41) significance is embodied in an early Christian symbol adopted by the World Council of Churches at its formation during the dark days of World War II. The church universal is depicted as a storm-tossed boat with a cross for a mast. The stilling of the storm continues to reassure the church in every time of persecution and distress that Jesus Christ is Lord, that he is ruler of nature and history, and that he is present with his disciples in their anxiety” (Lamar Williamson, Mark, Interpretation [Atlanta: J. Knox Press, 1983], 102, Logos).