2004-06-04 - Jesus a Welcomed Sight
Day 5 Cover Story
Jesus a Welcomed Sight, when an Unwelcome Storm Rages the Sea of Galilee
(To find out more, read Mathew 8:23-27 below,)
Jesus and his disciples were in a boat on the lake. There was a terrible storm, with waves crashing and covering the boat. Yet even with the commotion, Jesus was asleep. The disciples woke Him up and shouted for the Savior to save them from sinking. Witnesses say Jesus didn't understand why the disciples were frightened. But he rebuked their faithlessness and then rebuked the storm. As expected, the weather calmed down, as did the disciples after Jesus stepped in. In awe, the disciples asked who Jesus was, that the storm obeyed Him.
Then he got into a boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly a terrible storm came up, with waves higher than the boat. But Jesus was asleep. The disciples went to him and wakened him, shouting, "Lord, save us! We're sinking!" But Jesus answered, "O, you men of little faith! Why are you so frightened?" Then he stood up and rebuked the wind and waves, and the storm subsided, and all was calm. The disciples just sat there, awed! "Who is this," they asked themselves, "that even the winds and the sea obey him?" (Mathew 8:23-27 TLB)
What if you were in the boat? Would you have believed in Jesus on the spot? It's hard to imagine why the disciples didn't believe in You on the spot, when they saw first-hand Your miracles. But I don't have the luxury of hanging out with You in person as the disciples did.
It's easy to believe You, God. Show me how to have faith in Your existence and that You want the best for me. Amen.