I love the passage about Jesus calming the storm. How incredible it would've been to have witnessed that! Actually, how terrifying! The disciples were filled with a great and awe-filled fear.
They had seen His power on display before, but on a smaller scale. And while the miraculous and instantaneous healings were absolutely astounding and remarkable - it likely paled in comparison to the sheer power of that display.
The storms on that lake were known for being incredibly strong. And Jesus brought all that chaos into completely control and utter stillness.... by simply speaking.
Yes, we should fear God. He is all powerful. He is all powerful to such a degree that we truly cannot even fathom it. And He is holy. And we are sinners. We deserve to have the wrath of this powerful God poured out on us. But instead, He poured it out on His Son, so that we could be saved.
There are not even words to describing how amazing His grace is towards us.
That same power raised Jesus from the dead. And, even more mind-boggling, that same power resides within us! Are we tapping into that power? Or are we relying on our own strength, as pitiful as it is in comparison?
We need to turn to the One who has the power to calm the storm, raise the dead, and replace a heart of stone with a heart of flesh.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Numbers 9-11; Mark 5:1-20