Text: Matthew 8 (Genesis 15-16)
Jesus demonstrates His power over defilement, over distance, over diseases and over demons, among other things. In Matthew 8:23-27 He demonstrates power over the deep as He calms a storm. It is an object lesson in faith for His disciples. He tells them to join Him in the boat and to cross the Sea of Galilee. A storm arises, and in spite of the fact that Jesus is with them, they are fearful:
And He said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” (Matthew 8:26)
Then He calms the storm. Here is the lesson. When Jesus is with us, He is able to keep us safe. He is always able. For them and us, He is present. They had His physical presence, we have His promise to be with us always, and He is. What they did not yet know was that He is also able. We know that, so we have all we need for fearless living.
in Him, Mike