The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.” (Luke 8:24-25)
In Up Faith and Family’s, Sue Thomas, FBEye, deaf agent, Sue Thomas plays, Simon Says, with a serial killer. After putting herself in danger to save others, the murderer abducts her and begins his ritual before the murder. Although it’s a thriller, we know Sue can’t die in this episode because she has to star in the rest of the season.
Neither can Jesus drown in the Sea of Galilee. Not only have His disciples not figured out who He was, Jesus has to die on the cross to save us. Jesus has been elevated to the status of prophet since He breathed life into the widow’s dead son, but no prophet had changed the weather. The enemy must’ve instigated this squall because Jesus wouldn’t have rebuked God. But God is sovereign over the weather; He easily diminished the storm.
We can be faithful and content when life pounds us. God says: “Do not be afraid; Do not be discouraged. For the Lord, your God, will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Father God, I’m in one of life’s storms. Thank you for not letting me drown and helping me be faithful and content. As I dig into your Scripture, help me discover who you are. In Jesus’ precious name I pray. Amen.