Luke 8:22-25 -The Authority of Jesus

Luke 8:22-25
22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.
23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.
25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him

-Is anything impossible with God?  Fear had clouded the disciples’ minds to Jesus’ statement in verse 22, “Let us go over unto the other side of the lake”.  The ship was going to make it because Jesus had already determined it.  He really didn’t even need to do anything about the storm.  But because Jesus is always willing to perform miraculous works to build the faith of His followers, He decides to take action.  I’ve always thought that the disciples’ reaction inverse 25 sums up God’s power nicely; they marvel that He commands the winds AND they obey Him.  It would have been one thing for Jesus to strike a dramatic pose and order the storm to go away, but it was altogether another thing for the storm to actually listen to Him.  So absolute is the authority of God that even the forces of nature know His voice and listen.

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