What Sort of Man Is This
And the men (disciples) marveled, saying, “What sort of man is this, that even winds and sea obey him?
A Marvelous Man
Jesus calmed the wind and waves and the disciples were in complete astonishment. They had just witnessed a miracle. They went from fearful to fascination in matter of seconds. The disciples thought they were going to drown but instead they saw God in action. It’s like the fans in the stands that are praying for a miracle and then their favorite team suddenly wins in the last seconds and they are stuck in disbelief. Why are we in disbelief when God does something so amazing? Especially when we are praying for it.
This same event is paralleled in Mark 4:35-41. The disciples woke Jesus and said, “do you not care that we are perishing?” I wonder how many times we think in our minds that God does not care about what we are facing? Believe me, He cares! He cares about the big stuff and he cares about the small stuff. How awful it is for a child of God to think He doesn’t care for His own.
The disciples realized at that very moment that they were in the presence of God. God was in the boat. Now they know Jesus is God. This truth was revealed to them and they knew they were following the true Messiah. How awesome to know that the One who has power over nature is living inside our life and will do supernatural wonders that will make us marvel. If you believe in God’s love and power you can weather any storm that comes your way.
Read Psalm 107:23-31 and be marveled.
Pray Psalm 107:30 and “thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!”