As the story goes, Jesus and his disciples set out on a boat to cross the Sea of Galilee. Little did they know that their journey would be filled with unexpected events.
While they were in the middle of the sea, a great storm arose. The waves were crashing against the boat, and the wind was howling. The disciples were afraid for their lives, but Jesus was fast asleep.
Suddenly, they woke Jesus up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” (Mark 4:38).
Jesus then stood up and rebuked the wind and the waves, saying “Peace! Be still!” And just like that, the storm stopped.
The Demon-Possessed Man
After calming the storm, they arrived at a region called Gerasenes. There, a man possessed by demons came running towards Jesus. The man was so strong that he could break chains that bound him.
Jesus then commanded the demons to come out of him and into a herd of pigs nearby. The pigs then ran into the sea and drowned.
The Healing of Jairus’ Daughter
As they continued their journey, a man named Jairus came to Jesus begging him to heal his daughter who was near death. On their way to Jairus’ home, a woman who had been suffering from bleeding for twelve years touched Jesus’ cloak and was immediately healed.
When they arrived at Jairus’ home, people were mourning because they thought his daughter had died. However, Jesus took her by the hand and said “Talitha cumi,” which means “Little girl, I say to you arise.” And she arose from the dead.
The Feeding of Five Thousand
Another notable event that happened while Jesus and his disciples were in a boat was when he fed five thousand people with just five loaves of bread and two fish. The disciples were skeptical at first, but Jesus blessed the food and it miraculously multiplied, feeding the entire crowd with leftovers.
Lastly, while they were on a mountain, Jesus was transfigured before Peter, James, and John. His face shone like the sun and his clothes became as white as light. Moses and Elijah also appeared beside him.
All these events that happened while Jesus and his disciples were in a boat show us that even in the midst of chaos and uncertainty, Jesus is always there to calm our fears and perform miracles beyond our comprehension.