The disciples asked that very question while out on the Sea of Galilee as they thought they were about to die. Who is this man, his name is Jesus the Son of the living God.
Let’s take a look at our lives and ask that very same question, who is this man that even the wind and the waves obey him? Though we are not in a boat and though we do not have Jesus physically with us, He speaks to the waves and the winds in our life and commands them to be still. We travel through this life facing various kinds of storms and yet we do not seem to know that we can call of Jesus and He will speak to that storm. We think that we have to go through the storm all alone and without help of any kind. The key word in this statement is, “we think”. When we think we miss a lot and most of all we miss Jesus.
Think of a time in your life where you had no idea of what was happening or why was this happening, and then take a close look at what happened. For many of us if we were totally honest would say, nothing I struggled and struggled and lost. I lost the battle, I lost the job, I lost the relationship and I was totally alone. But, if we were to admit it we did not call out on our Savior because of our thoughts that we can take this on by ourselves. Being honest isn’t that the truth? It was for me and even now there are times and storms that I am positive I can make it through only to have my eyes opened and know that I can’t.
What kind of man is this, it is the kind of man who loves us more than we could ever possibly imagine or think. He is the kind of man that waits for us to call on Him for our direction and for Him to calm the storms in our life. Jesus is the answer and He is the only answer. We will continue in our human ways and we will think that we can make it on our own and God will not stop us from doing so because He gave us a spirit of free will to act and think on our own. He not only did that but He gave us a way that we could avoid many trials and tribulations in our life just by accepting Him and allowing Him to show us the way.
Think about your kids if you have kids, you daily try to teach them what to do and what not to do only to have them try it on their own. Think of it this way, you show and tell your child do not touch that because it is hot only to turn around later on and listen to the screaming and crying because they had to do it for themselves. That is exactly the way we are. God speaks to our heart and yet we still try to find out for ourselves only to end up crying and screaming. We may never get beyond that but we can take the initiative to at least minimize them. There is an easy way and the sooner we can learn that path, the sooner we will have the answer to that question we started with. What kind of man is this that even the winds and the waves obey him? Jesus can calm the storms and the seas in our lives if we will remember He is in control.
As He is, so are we on this earth (1John 4:17). Jesus wants us to be just like Him and the way we do that is Be Still and Know. Allow Him to calm the storms in your life. Allow Him to change the way you think and act and you will then know the answer to the question and that answer is, He is the Son of the Living God, our deliverer and our Savior. Amen!