Why did you ask?…

Then he got in the boat, his disciples with him. 24 The next thing they knew, they were in a severe storm. Waves were crashing into the boat – and he was sound asleep! 25 They roused him, pleading, “Master, save us! We’re going down!” 26 Jesus reprimanded them. “Why are you such cowards, such faint-hearts?” Then he stood up and told the wind to be silent, the sea to quiet down: “Silence!” The sea became smooth as glass. 27 The men rubbed their eyes, astonished. “What’s going on here? Wind and sea come to heel at his command!”

 

Jesus is on a mission.  It is not completed.  He has no fear.  He is exhausted, he sleeps while the disciples work the boat to the other side of the lake.  A storm rises, threatens to sink the boat.  They focus on the storm and fill with fear.  The disciples know who to turn to for help.  They wake Jesus to say they are sinking.  Question is why did they wake him, what did they expect him to do?  Help bail water?

 

They did not wake him to keep him safe…the statement was ‘Master save us.’  US, self

 

He reprimands, he has no fear, he showcases their lack of trust in the Father.  Then he stands, speaks and the sea and wind are calm. 

 

How do they react?  With relief?  No, they ask  who is this?  Why did they ask him?  What did they expect?  Is this an example of ‘knowing’ but not ‘believing’?  Knowing you say you will; I ask, you deliver, then I say in amazement, how did that happen?…

 

What did they expect him to do?  Why did they ask?  What is behind the amazement?  Have you ever found yourself in this place?  I have…

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