FRIDAY, JANUARY 15
“The disciples were absolutely terrified. ‘Who is this Man?’ they asked each other. ‘Even the wind and waves obey Him!’”
Mark 4:41 (NLT)
SOME THINGS CAN ONLY BE LEARNED ABOUT JESUS IN THE STORMS
Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a lighthouse that sat on a rocky shore and helped ships get through the water safely without hitting any big nasty rocks. One day the lighthouse operator became sick and a temporary substitute was put in charge of the lighthouse. While he was there tending the lighthouse, a big storm blew up and sand and branches and all kinds of things were flying around in the wind. The temporary lighthouse keeper got out a big piece of canvas and covered up the lantern so it would not get wet or damaged in the storm. That night a ship blew upon the rocks and sank with everyone on it.
It’s only in the storm that we truly learn that Jesus can get us through the storm. After Jesus calms the storm the disciples are terrified and ask, “Who is this Man?” David Guzik observes that “In the span of a few moments, the disciples saw both the complete humanity of Jesus (in His tired sleep) and the fullness of His deity. They saw Jesus for who He is: truly man and truly God.”
The most important question any of us will ever answer is “Who is Jesus?” It doesn’t matter what we make Him up to be, what matters is who He actually is. He is all God and all man. He compassionately came to die for our sins and has the power to absolutely destroy and defeat sin. What storm in your life is too big for Him? The answer is none.
Praise Jesus for who He is. Praise Him for allowing you to have a better understanding of who He is.