A daily dose of God’s touch in a minute…
©Sophia Lorena Benjamin
It was a beautiful day. Everything seemed to be on track.
Jesus was taking his disciples to the other side of the lake.
They got onto a boat and began sailing, all set to cross over.
Everything was under control. Jesus was with them, in the boat, so no worries.
Suddenly everything changed. The weather got rough and the boat began to rock. They remembered that Jesus was with them and went looking for him. They found him sleeping. No wonder there was a storm.
Which means if Jesus was awake, would there be no storm? Obviously!
They woke him and cried for help. He resolved the issue, instantly.
However, the text seems to suggest that He wished they resolved it themselves and therefore his question ‘where is your faith?’
Every good teacher imparts his skills and knowledge through example. So also with Jesus. He was teaching the disciples through action.
Was the sleep He got into intentional?
Was it meant to teach the disciples Kingdom lessons?
I believe that Jesus the Master is still teaching us. Thank God that we are learning from the best teacher of them all.
Jesus commanded situations to respond the way He wanted and expects us to take authority and command situations to become how we want them to be, just the way He demonstrated.
Now I am wondering, why did I feel the distance from Him when I had a problem?
Could it be that Jesus stayed away intentionally?
2 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.
24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”
He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples.
In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”
Luke chapter 8 (NIV)