About the bible story, Jesus calms the tempest
The bible story, Jesus calms the tempest, recounts the bible event in which Jesus told a storm to become peaceful. At one time Jesus had entered a ship to cross the Sea of Galilee with His disciples. A great storm arose and the waves nearly covered the little vessel. The disciples felt that they were in very great danger.
While the disciples were frightened, Jesus was asleep on the ship. The storm did not disturb Him. As the storm grew worse and worse and the disciples became more than ever afraid. They went back to where Jesus lay and wakened Him. They cried out, “Master, dost Thou not care that we perish?”
Jesus rose and told the tempest to be calm
When they said this, Jesus arose and spoke to the winds and the sea. He said, “Peace, be still!” At once the wind and sea became calm. The hearts of Jesus’ disciples became filled with wonder, greater faith, and awe.
They said to one another, “What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey Him?” They had not yet learned that Jesus had power over all things whenever He chose to exercise it.
Jesus walked on the sea during another storm
At another time the disciples were in a boat. They were crossing the Sea of Galilee. They had left Jesus behind on the land and expected He would join them upon the other side.
As they crossed the lake in the boat, a storm suddenly arose. The waters quickly piled up in great waves; because the lake was narrow and deep. It was customary for storms to arise in full fury and with little warning. These storms did much harm before there was a chance to escape.
Jesus walked on water and scared the disciples
At this time the disciples had hard work to row the boat against the wind. The winds tossed the boat about here and there in the waves. As morning approached, Jesus went out toward it, walking upon the water.
When the disciples saw Him coming they thought it was a spirit. They were very frightened. Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer; it is I, be not afraid.”
Then Peter said: “Lord, if it be Thou, bid me come unto Thee on the water.”
Jesus replied, “Come.”
Peter stepped out upon the water and started toward Jesus. However, his faith was not strong enough. He began to sink he cried, “Lord, save me!”
Jesus stretched out His hand and held him up. “O thou of little faith,” He said, “wherefore didst thou doubt?”
When Jesus came into the boat the storm ceased. Soon the boat reached the shore. Then the disciples worshiped Him and said, “Of a truth Thou art the Son of God.”