And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be Still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.
The North Carolina Coast is known as the “Grave Yard of the Atlantic.” Many large ships have gone to their final resting place on the shoals of the Outer Banks. The weather can change in the blink of an eye and the ocean can swell.
Many storms are encountered throughout one’s lifetime. Some form slowly on the horizon while others quickly appear out of nowhere. While Jesus and His disciples were on a boat in the Sea of Galilee a storm formed. Jesus, exhausted, was asleep at the stern. The seas were raging, but still, Jesus slept. His disciples woke him saying, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.
The storms of life are meant to draw us closer to the Savior. Though the waves are crashing, Jesus cares. He loves. He is in control.
When the storm was calmed, Jesus’ disciples were afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?” The fear they experienced was not fear of the sea or the storm but of the supernatural power Jesus had displayed. You see, the only thing more terrifying – or powerful – than the storm outside of the boat, was having God inside the boat.
How wonderful is it that the most powerful seas immediately bow to the Word of God. If God can calm the seas, He can calm the storms that rage in our live. Be encouraged. God will meet you where you are – and quiet the storm.