What Jesus Did! 'Who Is This Man?' — Mark 4:40-41

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Jesus said to his followers, "Why are you afraid? You still have no faith?" The followers were very afraid and asked each other, "What kind of man is this? Even the wind and the water obey him!"
— Mark 4:40-41 NLT
Illustration of Mark 4:40-41 NLT — Jesus said to his followers, "Why are you afraid? You still have no faith?" The followers were very afraid and asked each other, "What kind of man is this? Even the wind and the water obey him!"

Key Thought

"Who is this man?" Ah! That's the real question we need to be asking. He is more than a man, but is yet fully human. He is pre-existent and created all things, yet was hung on a tree that he made and killed by people whom he created in the wombs of their mothers. He has all power, yet withholds it to go to the Cross to bear the weight of our sins. Who is this man? Who do you say that this man is?

Today's Prayer

Holy and Almighty King, thank you for Jesus. I know that I will never in this life fully comprehend who he is; yet for me, dear Father, he is everything. In his name, Jesus of Nazareth the Christ my Lord, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 1:1-5
  • Romans 10:8-13
  • Philippians 2:5-11

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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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