Wednesday, June 5
33 He was speaking the word to them with many parables like these, as they were able to understand. 34 He did not speak to them without a parable. Privately, however, he explained everything to his own disciples.
35 On that day, when evening had come, he told them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the sea.” 36 So they left the crowd and took him along since he was in the boat. And other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking over the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. 38 He was in the stern, sleeping on the cushion. So they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher! Don’t you care that we’re going to die?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Silence! Be still!” The wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40 Then he said to them, “Why are you afraid?Do you still have no faith?”
41 And they were terrified and asked one another, “Who then is this? Even the wind and the sea obey him!”
This storm is famous. We talk about it all the time when we think about the power of Jesus. We often think that the point of this passage is to make us feel better that the storms in our lives will never win. Look again at verse 41. This wasn’t the disciples’ response to Jesus’s power. They were amazed at His power. Instead of focusing on the storm, they focused on Jesus.
Am I in a storm? If so, how can I reset my eyes on Jesus today? If not, who is? How could I remind them of His power?
Father, in all the struggles and storms of my life, help me see how powerful Jesus is.
Pick Four More Activities
Listen and Worship.
Pray a Psalm.
Read a Book.
Retell the Gospel to Yourself.
Take Some Notes on Today's Devotional.
Pray for Yourself, Your Family, Your Church, and the Lost.
Memorize a Verse.
List Five Things You're Thankful For.