As Jesus and his disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee, a fierce storm arose, causing the waves to crash into their boat. The disciples were terrified and thought they would drown. However, Jesus was fast asleep in the stern of the boat.
What Did Jesus Tell the Disciples in the Boat?
Eventually, the disciples woke Jesus up and cried out to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” (Mark 4:38).
Jesus replied with two simple words: “Quiet! Be still!” (Mark 4:39).
The Power of Jesus
These two words had an incredible effect on the wind and waves. Suddenly, everything became calm, and there was a great stillness on the sea. The disciples were amazed at what had just happened.
The Disciples’ Fear
The disciples’ fear during this event is understandable. They were experienced fishermen, yet they found themselves in a life-threatening situation that was beyond their control. As they struggled against the wind and waves, they must have wondered why Jesus was not doing anything to help them.
Jesus’ Authority Over Nature
However, when Jesus calmed the storm with his words, it demonstrated his authority over nature. The disciples realized that they were in the presence of someone who had power over even the most chaotic of situations.
Lessons for Us Today
This story teaches us several important lessons:
- Jesus has power over nature.
- When we are afraid or feel out of control, we can turn to Jesus for help.
- We should have faith in God’s power and trust that he will take care of us.
So what did Jesus tell his disciples in the boat? He told them to have faith and trust in him.
He showed them that even the strongest storms can be calmed by his power. As we face the storms of life, we can take comfort in knowing that Jesus is with us and has the power to calm our fears and bring us peace.