And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
This Scripture is wonderful news for us. Jesus knew about storms. Even more than the storms of seismic activity out of the Golan Heights, sweeping the Sea of Galilee. Jesus knew about storms we live today.
Jesus knew about the Storm Mary and Joseph would face living in the little town of Nazareth. And after Joseph had passed away, the town of Nazareth was astonished at the boy they said grew in wisdom and stature with God and man sying surely, this is Joseph's son? Jesus was seen as the family blended in to the community. You probably would say Mary and Joseph had some spectacular help. Jesus calms the storm.
Nazareth had not grown much from the last century to the days Jesus lived here as a boy. Israel has seen phenomenal growth as their patents increase to the largest number of patents per person in the world.
When Jesus was brought the news John the Baptist died, His cousin - Jesus fed the 5,000 and then walked upon the water. Similar to the Holy Spirit above the waters during Creation.
And Jesus was helping Peter, and in doing so was living the Joy Jesus told us He finds in life.
Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!
Jesus was living this out:
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
Holy, Father Lord God Almighty.
You alone are Worthy. Consider the thoughts of our heart and turn Your Face Upon us. Speak Your Word and we will see Mountains move like that Storm that fled.
Send Your Holy Spirit over the waters and the land. Renew hearts of love for You.
The Power of this Great Work is Yours Alone.
And we will live, breathe, and know, move and have our being because of the activity of God who makes all things.
For the Glory of God who works in us His will, His Holy Spirit to act in order to fulfill Jesus' good purpose.
In Jesus Christ the Lord, our God, Savior and Advocate.
We thank You for Your answers. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †