PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Matthew 8:23-27
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” (Matthew 8:27)
The disciples have heard Jesus speaking about God’s restored kingdom.
They have hearing Him speaking with authority, even over the Law (Matthew 7:28-29).
They have seen Him commanding demons to leave, and healing the sick.
Obviously, Jesus is a very different kind of man!
If Jesus is the promised ‘Son of Man’ (Genesis 3:15), then He is our kind of man.
He is like us, or rather like Adam and Eve were created to be: like God, very good.
And most importantly, given authority over creation (Genesis 1:26-28).
Filled with the Spirit (breath/wind) of God (Genesis 2:7), He has authority over the wind.
Like the Spirit, He can ‘hover over the waters, the surface of the deep’ (Genesis 1:1-2).
Jesus is what we were made to be, and what we will one day be again.
Jesus is restoring God’s very good kingdom, where evil and death will be defeated.
In this life we still deal with ‘the wind and the waves’, but we do not face it alone.
We are with Jesus, and Jesus is with us, and we can rest in Him through the storm.
Storms will still come, but with Jesus in the boat we know that we will overcome!
Lord, the wind and the waves still threaten to sink me. But I choose to stay close to and rest in You, for I know the wind and the waves submit to You!