What is the worst storm you've ever been through? Let's read the account of a severe storm on the Sea of Galilee. How did the disciples react to this storm? And what did many of them do for a living?
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Mark Mark KJV And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful?
On a first read, Mark looks like a demonstration of Jesus' astonishing power -- and so it is. Jesus' disciples are traveling across the Sea of Galilee. When a violent storm threatens to destroy the boat and its inhabitants, Jesus somehow manages to remain "asleep on the cushion. Jesus, however, awakens with authority, rebukes the wind and commands the sea by saying, "Silence! Be still! Who indeed?