Monday 2 March
They were terrified and asked each other, ‘Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!’
Who is Jesus?
I wonder how you would answer that question. Perhaps you have never thought about it before.
We’ve already seen Mark introduce Jesus with two job titles, the Messiah (God’s promised King) and the Son of God. Now we see this same Jesus in action. Will he prove who he is by what he does?
Jesus’ first followers are convinced they’re about to die. While in a boat on the lake of Galilee, there’s a furious storm.
Imagine yourself in the boat for a moment. Tipping from side to side. Huge waves crashing over you. Wind like you’ve never experienced in your life. Pure fear. But, in the corner of your eye you spot Jesus at the back of the boat, asleep!
But Jesus simply gets up and says a few words. In just three words, a huge, violent storm becomes calm, and still. Peace. Harmony.
Jesus shows he has power over nature. ‘Even the wind and waves obey him,’ the disciples exclaim. And so Mark leaves us with a question: Who is this?
C.S. Lewis once said,“Either this man [Jesus] was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.”
So, how would you answer the question, who is Jesus? Is he mad? Is he a lunatic? Or is he exactly who he claimed to be?
Surely only God can calm a storm. And Jesus did just that.
Don’t be afraid like the disciples. Today, put your trust in Jesus, the God-Man who calmed the sea.
Lord Jesus, thank you that you are the King of all the world. Thank you that you have power over all of nature. I’m sorry that I am often terrified and don’t trust you as I should. Help me to follow you today. Amen.
Written by Phil Grout, Marketing and Production Manager
Phil is our marketing and social media guru and comes to us from a publishing background. He enjoys being involved in football outreach and music at his church in South West London, where he lives with his wife.
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