“One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.
The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”
He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.
In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”” (Luke 8:22-25)
This is a familiar event that happened during the earthly ministry of Jesus. One day on their travels, Jesus and the disciples get in a boat to go across the lake. As they’re sailing, a huge storm came upon them and the disciples were afraid. Jesus, who was asleep, was awoken not by the storm but by the disciples. Jesus then calms the storm and leaves the disciples in amazement as they continue on to the other side of the lake.
This story is a great reminder of who Jesus is and what all He can do. He is able to calm the storms in our lives. He is there to give us peace. He is not afraid and not deterred by what is going on in the world. Even though there are times when we feel overwhelmed, He does not. We can go to Him to find refuge in the storm of life. We can find peace with Him.
This week, let us remember that even though there may be tough times and there may be storms that seem overwhelming, we have Jesus who can calm all storms. He can help us to endure.