They were completely amazed, for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.
You know what’s most puzzling about Jesus’ students here?
Not the fact they are amazed when Jesus calms the storm, but that they are completely amazed!
They’ve seen Jesus feed 5,000 people with five loaves and two fishes and have leftovers. They were present as He healed the sick. They even saw a little girl raised from the dead!
If Jesus could do all this, wouldn’t they suspect He might just have some power over the weather too?
How can they be completely amazed?
Mark writes - they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.
What would Jesus have to do before they would understand who it is they follow?
We’re not sure. Because we don’t know for sure how to let Jesus’ love and power penetrate our own hard hearts.
He’s done amazing things. Came to earth, lived a perfect life, died on the cross for our sins, rose from the dead and made an offer to be our Savior and Teacher.
Haven’t we forgotten about the loaves too!