The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!
We’ve all been there one way or the other. Circumstances that seem so dire we feel swamped by them!
Here Jesus and His students find themselves in a real-life drama. A life and death situation!
So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, He fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.
Interesting isn’t it. Jesus’ faith in God’s protection and care is so great He can sleep in the storm.
Not us! Sleeplessness is very often one of the symptoms of our extreme worry and fearfulness.
Oh, for a faith like the Teacher’s! It’s what He wants for all His students. A faith like His!
When Jesus awakes and calms the storm, He asks His students - Where is your faith?
The Teacher obviously believes a faith like His is actually possible for us too. And it is, as we make progress in becoming more like Him! Learning from Him how to trust God when we are in over our heads!
This is part of what being a student of the Teacher is about.
The next time we feel swamped - in danger of drowning - remember the faith of Jesus.
Asleep in the storm!