There’s a long body of water that separates Europe from Africa called the Mediterranean Sea. The name means “The Sea in the Middle of the Land.” The Holy Lands of the Bible are on the eastern shore. Just north of these sacred lands was a great city called Tyre. It was a very important city for trade, because products from the East would come by land to that city, and would make the rest of their way west by water.
It was a city that did not honor God—a proud place, because of all the wealth that came to it for being such a famous city. Instead of trusting in the God of Israel, Tyre trusted only in wealth as a kind of god. The city is pictured like the many ships in its harbor, tossed about in a hurricane—the “hurricane,” being the nations around Tyre that are going to conquer it, just as a hurricane sinks a ship.
St. Matthew tells what happened when the disciples where in a storm and Jesus was asleep in the boat. Invite Jesus into your “boat,” and he will protect you from all the storms of life (Matthew 8:23-27).
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“You alone calming my storms.” Matthew 8:23-27
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