35 As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples,
"Let's cross to the other side of the lake."
36 So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind
(although other boats followed).
37 But soon a fierce storm came up.
High waves were breaking into the boat,
and it began to fill with water.
38 Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion.
The disciples woke him up, shouting,
"Teacher, don't you care that we're going to drown?"
39 When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Silence! Be still!"
Suddenly the wind stopped,
and there was a great calm.
40 Then he asked them,
"Why are you afraid?
Do you still have no faith?"
41 The disciples were absolutely terrified.
"Who is this man?" they asked each other.
"Even the wind and waves obey him!"
We often condemn the disciples for being so scared of the storm & of drowning, what with the Son of God in the boat.
But before we condemn the disciples, think about this...
Each of us has found God to be faithful, having had Him save our butts more than once.
But yet, when the “storms of life” hit us, how many of us are just like the disciples, scared of the storms & wondering if we'll survive, when the Son of God is right there with us?
Think about that today...