Monday, September 21, 2015

Jesus Doesn't Chant a Mantra or Wave a Wand. No Angels. No Helps.

There are many examples of Jesus’ authority, but I’ll just mention one of my favourites. Jesus and the disciples are in a boat crossing the Sea of Galilee. A storm arises suddenly and what was placid becomes violent – monstrous waves rise out of the sea and slap the boat…

The very storm which made the disciples panic made Jesus drowsy. What put fear in their eyes put Him to sleep. The boat was a tomb to the followers and a cradle to Christ. How could He sleep through the storm? Simple, He was in charge of it.

Then he arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, ‘Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?’” (Mark 4:39-40).

Incredible. He doesn’t chant a mantra or wave a wand. No angles are called, no help is needed. The raging water becomes a stilled sea, instantly. Immediate calm. Not a ripple. Not a drop. Not a gust. In a moment the sea goes from a churning torrent to a peaceful pond. The reaction of the disciples? Read it in verse 41: “they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, ‘Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!’
[From The Great House of God by Max Lucado]


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