Monsters in the Depths
People who lived near the sea in Jesus day also lived in fear of the monsters that lived in its depths. But Jesus was Lord of the sea, and all that was in it. “Now a great windstorm developed and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was nearly swamped. But he was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. They woke him up and said to him, ‘Teacher, don’t you care that we are about to die?’ So he got up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Be quiet! Calm down!’ Then the wind stopped, and it was dead calm.” (Mark 4:37-39) You have nothing to fear if you trust in Jesus.