“Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him” (25). The story of Jesus asleep in the boat echoes that of the prophet Jonah, who slept during a massive storm. But while Jonah could do nothing to help the situation – indeed, he was part of the problem causing the storm! – Jesus, full of righteous power, “rebuked the wind and raging waters” (24). Holy and full of love, he cast out demons (35), healed a chronic illness (46), and raised a girl from the dead (55).
“Where is your faith?” (25). Our faith is in Jesus, God with us, who is not part of the problem, only the solution. Through the Holy Spirit, he still saves and heals today.