There are several times in the Gospels where Jesus had encounters with storms at sea. Keep in mind that two of the things symbolized by the sea are life and people; and some of the things symbolized by storms are adversities, opposition, and difficulties. In Matthew 14:22-23 Jesus sent His disciples on a boat trip but He Himself did not go with them. Crossing the sea that night they encountered a great wind storm in the midst of which Jesus approached them walking on that storm tossed sea. No, He did not come at the beginning of the night nor did He keep the storm from coming, but He came in time, and immediately when He entered the boat the storm ceased. Yes He is in control regardless of what storm you are facing. Then in Luke 8:22-25 (today’s poem by Rose is based on verse 25) another storm arose, this time Jesus was already in the boat but He had gone to sleep! No storm worries Him nor does it cause Him to fill with fear and panic, but the terrified disciples awoke Him and the Bible said He rebuked the wind and the raging sea, and there was a great calm! Another incident is found in John 6:15-21, again Jesus was not with them in the boat but came to them walking on the stormy sea, and when “They willingly received Him into the boat immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.” Yes, this time He took them out of the storm. No matter if He calms the storm, takes you out of the storm, or as with Paul in Acts 28, takes you through the storm, remember He is always the master of the storm!
Where is your faith?
By Rose Hill
Jesus said “Where is your faith?”
The winds are raging and for our sake,
He will arise and tell them to cease,
And at once there will be a great peace.
Where is your faith? Why are you afraid?
Just ask for help, He’s here to save.
Whatever you ask whatever you say,
He will come and the wind will obey.
Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.