Jesus is sleeping in a boat; the disciples are crossing the lake. A major strong whips up and the disciples are overwhelmed—remember that several of them were fishermen, so it must have been a bad one to scare them.
In a panic, they wake up Jesus.
He says, “You have little faith; why are you so afraid?”
Upon contemplation, this question of Jesus is eye-opening.
Jesus implies that fear is a symptom of faithlessness. Conversely, if we have faith, there should be no reason to fear.
When we have fears—and we all do—we need to, in faith, give them to Jesus and trust him to take care of us.
[Read through the Bible with us this year. Today’s reading is Matthew 8-10 and today’s post is on Matthew 8:23-27.]
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.
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