I hope that everyone is well, staying safe and enjoying the holidays. We have some more Messy Church @ Trinity pages here again, for you to enjoy, on the theme of ‘Calming the Storm’.
There have been some terrific storms in the last few weeks haven’t there? I wonder whether you’re one of those people who love the thunder and lightning, or hate it? There is a well loved story in the bible about how Jesus was able to make a storm on Lake Galilee calm down, and also to calm the fears of the disciples who were with him in the boat.
This story in the bible comes alongside other stories about how Jesus helped people with mental illnesses feel calm. Sometimes we feel very stormy inside ourselves too. We can feel all ‘churned up’ in our tummies if we feel anxious, or almost ready to explode if we are angry. Talking to and trusting God, following the example of Jesus, can help us control those feelings and be at peace again.