Bible Reading: Matthew 8:23-27

Tonight I was reading the Bible with a fellow child of God : )

Here are the verses for your reference before I begin:

23 And when He stepped into the boat, His disciples followed Him.

24 And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, so that the boat was covered by the waves; but He was sleeping.

25 And they came near and roused Him, saying, Lord, save us; we are perishing!

26 And He said to them, Why are you cowardly, you of little faith? Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.

27 And the men marvelled, saying, What kind of man is this that even the winds and the sea obey Him?

I have read this passage before, and in other Gospels in the New Testament.  Yet what struck me afresh this time round was the contrast between the great tempest described in Matt. 8:24 and the great calm featured in verse 26. It’s ironic because the weather in my present location could be likened to a “great tempest” of sorts, and I would wonder about boats and/or vessels that would brave the storm to be out on a boat. But Jesus was, and not only so but He was sleeping [in the boat] (verse 24). He surely was much greater than the tempest! When we face outward environments that may be literally comparable to storms or those that more figurative, or inward, the same applies –

Praise the Lord, He is greater than all! : )




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