Creator Of Wind And Calm | The Institute for Creation Research
Creator Of Wind And Calm

"But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey Him!" (Matthew 8:27).

Waves large enough to cover a ship on a small lake in a short time could only have been generated by a tremendously powerful wind, and such a wind would require a mighty complex of forces in the atmosphere, triggered by the sun itself. Furthermore, even when the wind dies down, the waves will continue for a time. But suddenly both ceased at once, and "there was a great calm" (v.26). No known natural force could have produced such a phenomenon, yet there it was.

A man had simply spoken a word: "Peace, be still" (Mark 4:39). How could He control the sea? "The sea is His, and He made it" (Psalm 95:5)--that is how! And what about the stormy wind? God Himself "bringeth the wind out of His treasuries" (Psalm 135:7), even when need be, the "stormy wind fulfilling His word" (148:8).

God can use the storms of life to cause us to call on Him for deliverance. "For He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. . . . Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and He bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still" (Psalm 107:25, 28-29).

What manner of man can do such things? Only the God/Man, Jesus Christ. He is the omnipotent, living Word, the "Creator of the ends of the earth" (Isaiah 40:28). It is He by whom "were all things created," and it therefore follows that "by Him all things consist" (Colossians 1:16-17). "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17:28).

If this eternal Word (who was "made flesh" and was now sleeping in a small boat on the Sea of Galilee) could speak the mighty cosmos into being, it is no great thing for Him to speak peace to a stormy sea or to bring rest to His loved ones in their times of turmoil and fear. HMM

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