The storm wasn’t too big for Jesus…
After a day spent ministering to people, Jesus and His disciples got into a boat and sailed out on the lake. While Jesus was sleeping, a furious storm came upon them. In the midst of the storm, Jesus continued to sleep. His disciples, some of them fishermen by trade, could not rest peacefully as Jesus was. Desperate and fearing for their lives, they cried out to Jesus. It was too much for them to handle on their own.
But it wasn’t too much for Jesus to handle…
The winds must have been raging, the waves crashing. The disciples thought that it was the end for them. They must have felt helpless, powerless… This storm was too big for them.
But it wasn’t too big for Jesus.
All it took was a word from Him… Just as how with a word He created heaven and earth. Quiet! Be still! Just a word and there was calm. There was peace.
How often do we face storms in our lives- storms that are just too big for us. Storms that make us fearful or that take away our peace.
Those storms aren’t too big for Jesus.
If only we could remember that He commands the winds and the waves. Instead of running around the deck of the ship, panicking and crying out for our lives, what if we just crept back to the stern and crawled in beside Jesus? What if we just lied down next to Him, our head on His pillow and snuggled up against Him? Wouldn’t He, the maker of heaven and earth, take care of us? Wouldn’t He give us His peace?
There is no storm that is too big for Jesus.