I think whether you have watched the movie or not you remember the theme song from Ghostbusters “Who You Gonna Call?”. Seem to be one of those catchy sayings that everybody still is saying 27 years later. The beginning of the song goes, “If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, Who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS. If there’s something weird and it don’t look good, Who ya gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS.” We have something better than 3 weird Ghostbuster guys to take care of protecting us when things look strange, weird or scary in our lives. We have Jesus. Sometimes we seem to forget He is right there in our lives waiting to help. We start to panic and worry and try to figure things out on our own. God doesn’t want us independent and trying to take care of everything ourselves. He wants us to remember who He is and call on Him. Read Luke 8: 22-25.
22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger. 24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
The disciples entered a storm that scared them so much they began to panic and fear for their lives. Some of them were experienced fisherman and knew what a storm could do at sea. They probably had good reason to fear. Can you imagine how the tax collector felt out there in the boat? Talk about unsure territory for him. Jesus was asleep and why shouldn’t He be. After all He is God. He knows about everything and has control of everything. Nothing is a problem for Him. Thankfully the disciples had enough belief in who Jesus was to call on Him and wake Him up and let Him know about their fears. Maybe they shouldn’t have been afraid in the first place with Jesus in the boat, but they seem to instinctively know He was the answer to their problem.
For us we too should have enough common sense is to call on the Master when we are in the storm. Wait for Him to take care of it. Remember who He is and that He will protect us. If Jesus should choose not to answer the way we would like Him to, we still shouldn’t be afraid and unhappy. After all He is going to do what is best for us, even if it means physically dying. What could be better than to go to Heaven anyway? What are we afraid of? So who you gonna call?