Years after Jesus first called Peter to follow Him, that same fisherman wrote in a letter to Christians to “cast all your anxiety on Him [God] because He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7, NIV). Whilst in the original Greek it is not the same word, the two words used both do mean “to throw” and both are translated as “cast” in many English translations. The word in 1 Peter is the same one used in Luke 19:35 when the people “threw” the coats on the colt for Jesus to sit on.
In the midst of COVID19 let us cast, let us throw our anxiety on God, for He cares for us. And remember, therefore, that once we have done so our worries need not be “in the boat” with us any more but have been deliberately and forcefully thrown to Almighty God, ruler of all, for His concern. CM