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

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The disciples went and woke [Jesus] up, shouting, "Master, Master, we're going to drown!" When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm. Then he asked them, "Where is your faith?" The disciples were terrified and amazed. "Who is this man?" they asked each other. "When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!"
— Luke 8:24-25 NLT
Illustration of Luke 8:24-25 NLT — "When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!"

Key Thought

The question "Who is this man?" 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 God and yet to have come in the limitations of human flesh. Nevertheless, I praise you for that grace, and I offer you my life in obedience to your gift. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 1:1-4, 10-14, 17-18
  • Colossians 1:15-16
  • 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.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.