The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”
                 Matthew 8:27

The disciples had been with Jesus. They had seen Him heal the man with leprosy, the Centurian’s servant, and Peter’s mother-in-law.

Then they followed Jesus into a boat to go to the other side of the lake. Jesus fell asleep. A storm came up. The disciples were afraid and woke Jesus. Jesus replies with the well-known rebuke “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Scripture records what happens next: “Then [Jesus] got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.” (v26)

And the disciples were so amazed, they asked “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

We can study Scripture and receive great understanding and revelation. We can worship and pray and experience the intimate presence of God. We can receive miraculous healings from the Lord. Yet no matter to what heights of glory we’re taken, I think we will continually be awed again, causing us to ask “What kind of man is this?” Because we just don’t have a clue. We catch tiny glimpses of His power and majesty -miniscule peaks into His glory really – and we begin to think we know Him. Then He calms the waters or tames the winds around us and we can’t do anything but sit back and say “What kind of man is this?”

I am tremendously awed, humbled and wowed by this. I am so glad, so blessed, to serve a God who is so over-the-top that I will never, ever, throughout all eternity really understand the power He has. I know…that’s poor writing…too many “so’s.” But there’s no superlative that is large enough. I am so glad and so blessed, and God is so over-the-top. And yet, He chooses to desire to have a relationship with me. And you, of course, too. He doesn’t need me or you. He just wants a relationship with us.

“What kind of man is this?”

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