What Jesus Did! 'Who Is This Man?' — Luke 8:24-25

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The followers went to Jesus and woke him. They said, "Master! Master! We will drown!" Jesus got up. He gave a command to the wind and the waves. The wind stopped, and the lake became calm. Jesus said to his followers, "Where is your faith?" The followers were afraid and amazed. They said to each other, "What kind of man is this? He commands the wind and the water, and they obey him!"
— Luke 8:24-25
Illustration of Luke 8:24-25 — "What kind of man is this? He commands the wind and the water, and they obey him!"

Key Thought

The question answers itself! Only the Creator controls creation. No human can. Only God can bring calm to the storm and bring order out of chaos. This Jesus is more than a man; he is the Creator in human flesh! His words must be met with faith and obedience. His words bring grace, mercy, and peace!

Today's Prayer

Almighty God, the Father of all, I praise you for your creation. I confess that my mind cannot adequately grasp all that it means for Jesus to be fully you and yet to have come in the limitations of human flesh. Yet I praise you for that grace and I offer you my life in obedience to your gift. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

Before the world began, the Word was there. The Word was there with God. The Word was God. He was there with God in the beginning. All things were made through him (the Word). Nothing was made without him. In him there was life. That life was light (understanding, goodness) for the people of the world. The Word was already in the world. The world was made through him. But the world (people) did not know him. He came to the world that was his own. But his own people did not accept him. Some people did accept him. They believed in him. He gave something to those people who believed. He gave them the right to become children of God. These children were not born like little babies are born. They were not born from the wish or plan of a {mother and} father. These children were born from God. The Word became a man and lived among us. We saw his glory—the glory that belongs to the only Son of the Father. The Word was full of grace (kindness) and truth. The law was given through Moses. But grace and {the way of} truth came through Jesus Christ. No man has ever seen God. But the only Son (Jesus) is God. He is very close to the Father (God). And the Son has shown us what God is like.

John 1:1-4, 10-14, 17-18

So I bow in prayer before the Father. Every family in heaven and on earth gets its true name from him.

Ephesians 3:14-15

It's really not important if there are things called gods, in heaven or on earth. (And there are many {things that people call} "gods" and "lords.") But for us there is only one God. He is our Father. All things came from him and we live for him. And there is only one Lord. He is Jesus Christ. All things were made through Jesus, and we also have life through him.

1 Corinthians 8:5-6

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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