"peace! be still!"

I'm leading a Taizé prayer service here tomorrow evening; this is one of the songs we'll be singing. Probably will do it in English, though, at least until people know it well. "Lord God I Trust you."

I think I'll focus on finding peace in the turbulence of our fears and uncertainties. And use this story for the reading:

When evening had come, he said to them, "Let us go across to the other side." And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him.

And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, "Teacher, do you not care if we perish?"

And he awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, "Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?" (Mk 4.35-40)