“Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
He got up,
rebuked the wind and said to the waves,
“Quiet! Be still!”
Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
He said to his disciples,
“Why are you so afraid?
Do you still have no faith?”
They were terrified and asked each other,
“Who is this?
Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
Your throne, O LORD,
has stood from time immemorial.
You yourself are from the everlasting past.
“This is what the kingdom of God is like.
A man scatters seed on the ground.
Night and day,
whether he sleeps or gets up,
the seed sprouts and grows,
though he does not know how.
All by itself the soil produces grain—
first the stalk, then the head,
then the full kernel in the head.
As soon as the grain is ripe,
he puts the sickle to it,
because the harvest has come.”
…The high priest said to him,
“I charge you under oath by the living God:
Tell us if you are the Christ,
the Son of God.”
“Yes, it is as you say,”
“But I say to all of you:
In the future you will see the Son of Man
sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One
and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the LORD:
He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
he is my God, and I trust him.
Lord, through all the generations
you have been our home!
Before the mountains were born,
before you gave birth to the earth and the world,
from beginning to end, you are God.
Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
so that we may grow in wisdom.
Psalm 90:1-2, 12
Turn us again to yourself,
O LORD God of Heaven’s Armies.
Make your face shine down upon us.
Only then will we be saved.
It is the LORD who provides the sun to light the day
and the moon and stars to light the night,
and who stirs the sea into roaring waves.
My hands have made both heaven and earth;
they and everything in them are mine.
I, the LORD, have spoken.
“I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts,
who tremble at my word.”
The LORD says,
“I was ready to respond,
but no one asked for help.
I was ready to be found,
but no one was looking for me.
I said, “Here I am, here I am!”
to a nation that did not call on my name.