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

Sunday, March 17, 2024

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[After Jesus calmed the storm,] he asked [the disciples], "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?"

The disciples were absolutely terrified. "Who is this man?" they asked each other. "Even the wind and waves obey him!"

— Mark 4:40-41 NLT

Key Thought

"Who is this man?" Ah! That's the real question we need to be asking. He is more than a man, but he was fully human. He is preexistent and created all things, yet was hung on a tree that he made and killed by people whom he created. He has all power, yet withheld it and went to remove the guilt of our sins from us. Who is this man? Who do you say that this man is? Who is Jesus to you?

Today's Prayer

Holy and Almighty Father, 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, and 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 series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

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