“Jesus stood up and commanded the wind, “Be quiet!” and he said to the waves, “Be still!” The wind died down, and there was a great calm. Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Why are you frightened? Do you still have no faith?”
But they were terribly afraid and began to say to one another, “Who is this Man? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” (Mk 4:39-40)
The preaching ended. The crowds were left behind. Then the Lord commanded His disciples that they should go to ‘the other side’. Jesus went to sleep in the ‘stern of the boat’. That is the back of the boat. Then a great storm arose. The winds shook the boat. The big waves filled the boat with water, threatening to sink it. It is night, it is cold, and the storm is ready to kill them all. Then they remember that Jesus was in the boat with them, sleeping on a pillow. Afraid, they rebuked Him for not caring if they live or perish. Jesus stood up and rebuked the wind saying: ‘Peace be still’. The word ‘stood up’ is the same with the power of resurrection! And it was a great calm. He also rebuked them for lack of faith and allowing the fears to torment them. The disciples became afraid at the way the storm died down. They asked themselves? Who can this be? Who is Jesus?
These are some lessons gathered from their storm. We do well to apply them in our trials. First of all we see that it was our Lord’s idea to ‘go to the other side’. That means promotion, breakthrough. We see that storms come, not because we have sinned but because God wants us to learn lessons only storm can teach. What are the mistakes the disciples made? What was the cause for their fears, for their lack of faith? They forgot the miracles the Lord has done in the past. They forgot the promises of God! Jesus promised them: “I will never leave you nor forsake you”. And most important of all, they forgot the presence of God. They forgot that Jesus was with them in the boat. They forgot the power of the Word of God. They forgot the authority of the Lord! All creation exists for His pleasure. Then the wind died down. The voice of the wind was stopped. The voice of the evil spirit of fear was stopped. And the peace of God that passes all understanding reigned supreme. Still afraid, they asked themselves: Who is this Man?’
Do you want to know who is Jesus Christ? Jesus is the second Person of the Trinity. He is God! He is the ‘I AM’!
1. I AM the Bread of Life (John 6:35, 41, 48, 51);
2. I AM the Light of the World (John 8:12);
3. I AM the Door of the Sheep (John 10:7, 9);
4. I AM the Good Shepherd (John 10:11,14);
5. I AM the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25);
6. I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6);
7. I AM the True Vine (John 15:1, 5)
Jesus Christ is also my Savior and my Lord! Give your life to Christ today!
In Christ I declare:
I am a child of God!
Jesus Christ rose from the dead and the wind died down!
My breakthrough is here!
My victory is sure!
I am free, healed and delivered!
In Jesus name,