One day he got into a boat with his disciples, and he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out, and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”
Did they not know? Do we? Do we know who He is? The question was, “Where is your faith?” That is still the question. Where is your faith? Where is our faith? When the storms come are we immobilized by fear or do we see it through? Do we know who He is and what He can do? Is He with us? Then what do we have to fear?
What motivated them to wake Jesus? Fear for him? Was he saying they could have calmed the sea? “Where is your faith?” implies they could have believed God the father would have spared them; does it not? They were raised with the truth, the Word of God who revealed Himself to the Israelites time and time again with what He would do for them when they called out to Him and asked. We are given the very same Word. The God of Creation who spoke and it was… The question remains today for us; “Where is our faith?”