Jesus Calms the Storm
New International Version
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
We all go through storms in this life. How we see the storm depends on what we want to believe. Can we believe that Jesus could sleep soundly during a gut-wrenching gale? Can we believe that He calmed the sea with the wave of His hand? Can we believe that Our God walks on water? As we come to the celebration of Christmas this year, may we embrace the fullness of Christ and His love for us.