On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” (Mark 4:35-41, NRSV)
We read this section of mark and we are immediatley drawn to the power Jesus shows in stilling the storm.
He gets up from His sleep and says Peace! Be Still! and everything calms down around Him.
Now don’t get me wrong, it is something to be fixed upon.
“And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him.”
What happened to the other boats?
Did they make it across before the storm hit?
Did they get taken under during the storm?
Were they still there in the midst of the storm, and then everything was still, without explaination?
Or did they see Jesus still the sea?
Who then is this?
Even those who were not in His boat were saved! So why do we yet lack faith?