Getting into the boat with Jesus does not mean you trust Him


Sailing (1 of 1)

Jesus had just finished healing the sick and casting out demons. The crowd overwhelmed Him. He needed a break, so He instructed His disciples to crossed on the other side of the lake.

The Bible said, ” Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping.  The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”

Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You are men little faith!” Then He got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.

The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him” (Matthew 8:23-27).

Apparently, the disciples, who had been with Jesus for a long time did not know Him. They had seen Him cast out demons and healed the sick, yet they did not trust Him. Do you?

8 comments

  1. Dear Let’s Talk Gospel,
    In Mark 4:35-41 it was a great storm, but in Matthew it was an earthquake. With the charge of “little faith” at least it implies there is still some faith. This is something to build on. Keep up the good work. God bless,

  2. You know Noel, this morning when I was praying I was looking at my Crucifix and contemplating that, “even though Jesus felt so forsaken by God on the Cross, He still continued to love.” Then I read your post and looked at your question. I thought, “What is it to truly know and trust Jesus?” My thoughts once again went back to the Cross.

    I think Noel, if we remember that even through Jesus feeling alone and abandoned, He still continued to love all of us, then we “know Him.” We do not only know Him, but we also know His very heart.

    When Jesus felt that God had totally left Him, He did not throw Himself down from the Cross, though He could have. Instead He continued to hang there in His sufferings until His death. I feel if we recognize that part of Jesus, that is coming into the fullness of who He truly His.

    Good post and God Bless, SR

  3. AMEN TO THE GOSPEL TRUTH! Well spoken my brother and very powerful. Thanks for sharing.Live in His peace and blessings.

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