What faith and peace our Teacher has! He is asleep on a boat in the midst of the storm!
His students are not at all peaceful. They are fearful.
They wake Him – Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?
Oh, those storms of life! How they test our faith and steal our peace!
In fact, extremely stressful situations create a kind of civil war within. A push-pull between our fears and our hopes!
Our fears tell us we will drown in these troubles, but our faith gives us reason to hope for rescue.
Only the presence of Jesus resolves this inner conflict.
Sometimes in our lives - just as He did for His students that day - Jesus speaks to the storm.
Peace, be still.
Then the Teacher turned to His students - Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?
With each new experience with their Teacher, these students were learning to trust Him. They respond - Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!
What about us?
Jesus doesn’t always calm the storm in our lives. But He always speaks peace to our hearts in the midst of every storm!
One way or the other, Jesus is always there to give His peace. Students of Jesus stay close enough to hear His voice.