October 14. Matthew 13, Luke 8.
Luke 8: 24 They rushed over and woke him up. “Master, Master, we are sinking!” they screamed. So he spoke to the storm: “Quiet down,” he said, and the wind and waves subsided and all was calm! 25 Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?” And they were filled with awe and fear of him and said to one another, “Who is this man, that even the winds and waves obey him?”
After a long day of ministry, Jesus curled up to take a nap in a boat as He and his disciples traveled to the other side of the lake. During the transport across the lake, a sudden and powerful storm blew up and threatened to destroy the boat. The disciples panicked and woke Christ, as they feared they were sinking.
What an amazing question they asked when the wind and waves had subsided; “Who is this man?” How would you answer that question? Who is Jesus Christ to you? Christ asked that question again later in His ministry, when He asked His disciples, “Who do men say that I am?” It is a fair question and one that needs to be answered. Because your answer has a great impact on how you live your life and where you will spend eternity.
To discover the correct answer to "Who is this man, Jesus Christ?", you may have to spend some time in a terrible storm. It may be necessary to bring you to the point where all you can see is doom and destruction; that place where all hope is gone and your heart is filled with fear. Sometimes the answer cannot be seen until you can no longer see a solution.
Are you in a dark time? Do you feel the storm is consuming you and you probably will not be able to survive this one? Rush to Christ. Scream out to Him! Look for Him, He is the solution and has the answer for your storm. When you are surrounded by the wind and waves, that is a perfect backdrop to discover the answer to your question “Who is this man?”