"Lord, save us! We are perishing!" He said to them, "Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?" Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm. The men were amazed and said, "What sort of man is this,whom even the winds and the sea obey?" Matthew 8:25-27
We are afloat in a boat adrift in a turbulent sea. The times for us are troublesome. It takes much to have faith in a boat that is about to sink. And Jesus asks, "Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?" Well for one, dear Lord it seems, from what people write about your church, it seems it is filled with evil, than good. You called these apostles to you to show us that you are the way, but in the process have they sought out the father of lies.
In today's reading you show us how you quieted the winds and the sea. This should frighten many for the very basis of how you can take care of the elements. That by your word alone you can take care of those who mock, and follow the way of evil. The power you have to do this was not given to your apostles, but was yours alone so they would know that you are the might of heaven.
It is a power that he alone has, and many seek this but in the way of following the desires of the flesh, the desires of power, and the desires of evil. Blessed are those who believe in God and stay steadfast and true to his holy word, and seek his way and not of evil.