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Every Friday I join a community of bloggers for Five Minute Friday. One word prompt, five minutes. The prompt this week is … Respect.

There are so many voices, with equally as many thoughts and opinions. Respect seems to be given only to those whose thoughts and opinions align with with one’s own. I try to listen, respectfully, and try to refrain from saying too much.

Everyone needn’t agree (as this would be near impossible anyway), but everyone should be respectful in disagreement.

Respect by definition is yielding to the right or the position of another.

Thinking on the definition of the word brought to mind that there is only One who is respected by all things.

After getting in the boat with His disciples, Jesus falls asleep. A storm comes upon the seas causing the disciples great distress and fear. Waking Jesus up, He wonders why they have so little faith and to their amazement He stills the storm.

“The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. Even the winds and waves obey him!” (Matthew 8:27, NLT)

With a word, Jesus can cause eyes to see, legs to walk, fevers to leave, raises Lazarus to life once again, withers a tree, casts out demons. With a word, He brings healing, life, justice, forgiveness, redemption, restoration, peace, joy, and love.

“Who is this man?”, they asked.
This man is Jesus, and with a word,
He can calm any storm in our lives as well.


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Today I am joining … Five Minute Friday and Faith On Fire and Grace & Truth .


** In the comments below, Sue (< link to her beautiful site) mentions a video – Storm Be Still. It is just beautiful and so I am sharing it here: