There are many storms in life that can make a person feel scared and conflicted. In the time of Jesus, people were concerned about being caught in a storm on this particular sea. These storms were known to be great, powerful, and scary. In fact, the general population would have understood this experience as a time of uncontrollable evil; that is, when the storm raged.
What did Jesus show when He spoke? First, He showed His power over nature. Second, He showed His power over the fears of evil.
Who is this Jesus that can speak the words, "Peace! Be still"? Who is this Jesus who can control nature and create an atmosphere of peace - not only physical peace but, more important, spiritual peace.
The Lord's humbled . . . John A. Reeves