I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.
The tiny dove rests quietly ln her nest despite the crashing waterfall and the thundering storm around her. We are not promised a life without storms. Evil is always present in this world, represented by the beastly image; but the cross of Christ covers it all and is victorious. Notice the suggestion of Christ in the boulder, facing the storms with confidence. We too can find a hiding place as we trust in the One who has power over the storms. We can confidently say, “Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) He is our strong rock and refuge. Only in Christ who triumphed over death, leaving an empty tomb and offering life beyond death, can we have peace in the midst of the storm.