JESUS: The Great I Am



Mark 4:35-41
On that day, when evening had come, he [Jesus] said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
The answer to this question is quite clear. The one who spoke to the wind and the sea was none other than the Living God, present in flesh in the form of a man. This was none other than Jesus Christ, the promised Saviour of all mankind.

Jesus was more than just a man yet he gave up his glory to be with us for a period of time. While he was in the flesh, he did not use his power, but instead was filled with the Holy Spirit. He tells us in Matthew 17:20 “...For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.”. Nothing is impossible for us when we have faith in the one who lives inside of us!