I’ve always admired the calm attitude of a master mechanic. When something breaks, if you don’t know what is wrong or what to do, most people respond out of a reservoir of great stress. Bang your head on the steering wheel, pace back and forth, throwing your hands up in the air, utter a few choice phrases – you know what I mean, I’m sure. But a mechanic, one who knows what is wrong and exactly what to do, proceeds to work on the problem with a steady peace about him. An infectious peace.
Jesus, Almighty God in the flesh, must have had the peace of a master mechanic. And then some. He always knew what was wrong. Moreover, He always knew exactly how to fix it. Imagine how His peace must have settled those around Him as He set about His work.
“Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.” – (Matthew 8:24-26)
Movies about Jesus tend to make Him seem slow of speech and unemotional, as though He was reciting from a dull script. But His peace must have captivated and instilled confidence in the hearts of those present. Can you imagine how thankful they must have been to receive the service of the Master Mechanic? If you can see that, check out this bit of Paul’s letter to the Colossians:
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” – (Colossians 3:15)
Jesus knows what is broken and He knows exactly what to do. Let His peace rule!