So they safely boarded the ship that was going to take them on their journey and the Lord withdrew Himself to rest for a while. While He slept a few of His disciples did what they knew how to do by nature – they sailed the ship; for they were seasoned fishermen. What they didn’t plan for however was the strange turn of events that were about to happen upon them. Never had they seen a storm they were about to experience, and when it came upon them they feared that they would all perish, such was the storm’s velocity.
They had forgotten the promise of the Lord: “Let us pass over to the other side,” and they had forgotten who He was that was present with them: “He was in the ship.” They had also forgotten His power, the likes of which He was about to demonstrate. All they could think of at that moment was the facts that immediately appeared to them – We Perish! However, nothing could have been further from the truth as they were about to find out.
They did get one vital thing right however; and that was that they came to Him with their dilemma. After all, there wasn’t anyone else to turn to and nobody else was needed anyway. In the heat of the moment they doubted His care but He never rebuked them for their failing faith. Instead He arose and rebuked the storm with the power of His words: