Day 24 | Wednesday | VISIO DIVINA

Visio divina, Latin for “divine seeing,” is a long-practiced spiritual discipline in the Christian tradition. It invites us into an active awareness of God’s presence through silence, reflection, and prayer, opening us up to His invitations for our lives.

Remember: Lean into this spiritual discipline with no expectations. Relax, and allow the “right side” of your brain to inform your journey with Christ.

Let’s turn our attention to Rembrandt’s painting, Christ in The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee. (Image Below)

Exercise

Read this account of Jesus calming the sea in Mark 4:35-41:

35 On that day, when evening came, He said to them, “Let’s go over to the other side.” 36 After dismissing the crowd, they took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him. 37 And a fierce gale of wind developed, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling with water. 38 And yet Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 39 And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. 40 And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 They became very much afraid and said to one another, “Who, then, is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”

As you observe the painting, which character can you most identify with?
(Image below, click to enlarge)

Then, if Jesus were to look over at you as that person on the boat, what would He say?