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Sunday February 14, 2021 | Jesus Calmed the Storm
Jesus’ disciples knew Jesus was a good man and a good teacher. But when Jesus calmed the wind and the waves, He showed His disciples that He is also God. God rules the sea and stills its waves.
One day, Jesus taught crowds of people for a long time. They were near the sea. When the day was almost done, Jesus wanted to go to the other side of the sea. So Jesus and His disciples got into a boat and began to cross the sea. The disciples steered the boat, and Jesus fell asleep on a cushion. All of a sudden, a storm came. The wind blew strong, and the waves crashed into the boat. Even though many of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen, they had never seen a storm like this before. Water from the sea splashed into the boat, and the disciples were afraid. If the boat filled up with water, it would sink. Then Jesus and all His friends might drown! The disciples looked at Jesus. If anyone could help them, it was Jesus. But Jesus was still fast asleep at the back of the boat! Did He even notice the storm? Did He feel the strong wind and the wet waves on His skin? Jesus’ disciples woke Him up. They said, “Lord, save us! We are going to die!” Jesus opened His eyes and saw that His friends were afraid. He got up and spoke to the wind. Then He spoke to the sea. Jesus said, “Silence! Be still!” When Jesus spoke, the wind stopped blowing. The waves stopped crashing. Everything was calm, and Jesus’ friends were safe. Then Jesus looked at His disciples. He asked, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” Did Jesus’ friends not trust Him to take care of them? The disciples were amazed. They said, “Who is this man? Even the wind and the waves obey Him!”
Christ Connection: Jesus’ disciples knew He was a good man and a good teacher. But when Jesus calmed the wind and the waves, He showed His friends that He is the Lord. Jesus has power over everything He made.
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