Mark 4:39 – “He…rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm…41 They…said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
I was sitting in an open tripod high above the South Texas brush, the coldest and most miserable I could ever remember being. The “norther” had plummeted the temperature to 38 degrees and was rushing south with spitting rain, foggy gloom and 25-mph winds gusting to 40. The nearby pond (“tank” in Texas lingo) was being whipped to a frothy foam. Despite having on every stitch of clothes I brought to typically warm, sunny South Texas, I was shivering and chilled to my very core, but the thought of the big buck I had seen near the tank kept me welded to my high perch. All is could do was long for relief. Somewhere in my misery, I thought about some other men long ago who once needed help from a storm far more than me.
The Bible tells the story this way beginning in Mark 4:39: “And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 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. And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They became very much afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?”
Indeed, who on earth can instantly calm the sea and still the winds with mere words? I believe there is ONLY ONE, “The Christ, the Son of the Living God!”
Posted by David Morris