Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples.24
Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.25
The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!
” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.
27The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him!”
There is a huge contrast here. Jesus and the disciples were in the same boat and the same storm. The disciples were panicked, Jesus was asleep. We are called to be like Jesus. Are we? I know that so often I am not. But think of the testimony and glory we could give to God if we were. Remember the last time you and your family (or friends or company) were in a seriously bad situation. Now imagine if you had been calm and collected the entire time. Wouldn’t you have stood out like a sore thumb! Eventually some of them would have asked you why you weren’t worried, and you would have had a great moment to tell them about Jesus.
Lord, help me to embrace the storm and smile because it is not a threat, but an opportunity. I am so sorry that I have let you down in so many storms. I know I will panic again sometime. But Lord, in the next storm that is coming, help me bring You glory! Beginner’s Online Bible Study *obbs*
Please share with us some time in your life when you either were the calm person in the storm because of Jesus, or you witnessed someone else who was.