The Day When Jesus Told the Weather What to Do

Matthew 8:18, 23-27, Mark 4:35-41, Luke 8:22-25

In the Bible, we learn about the Lord Jesus Christ. He was already God in heaven before He was born on this earth. He came down here to die for our sins so that we can believe in Him and go to heaven.

The Lord Jesus Christ did many miracles while He was here on this earth. He even told the weather what to do. The following true story is taken from the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke in the Holy Bible.

Now it came to pass on a certain day, that Jesus went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, "Let us go over unto the other side of the lake." And they launched forth into the sea.

As they sailed the sea, Jesus went to the back of the ship and fell asleep on a pillow. Then there arose a great storm of wind that blew very hard. The waves beat into the ship and filled it with so much water that they were in jeopardy of drowning.

The disciples were scared to death. They knew that they needed Jesus because they were in trouble. They went to where Jesus was sleeping and woke Him up. They said, "Master, Master! We're perishing! Don't you care? Lord, save us."

Jesus said, "Why are ye so fearful, O ye of little faith?"

Then Jesus arose from His pillow and said to the raging sea, "Peace, be still."

Jesus, who is God, rebuked the wind and it ceased blowing the big waves. There was a great calm. No more storm. Jesus asked them, "Where is your faith?"

The disciples were afraid and said, "What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him." They marvelled that the weather listened to a man. They didn't realize until later that Jesus Christ is God who came to this earth in the flesh of a man.



Are you one of God's children? According to the Bible, there is only one way to become one of God's children:

1. You must repent of your sins. That means that you are sorry for doing bad things like disobeying your parents, lying, and other bad things. It also means that you are giving Jesus your life so that He can make you brand new. He will help you to do good things.

2. You must believe that Jesus shed His blood on the cross and died to wash away your sins.

3. You must believe that He rose from the dead on the third day.

4. You must confess (say) that Jesus is your Lord. If you can't speak, you can say it however you communicate.

Jesus wants everyone that reads this to be a part of His family. All of God's children will go to heaven to live with God and will NEVER go to hell which is a terrible place.

If you aren't one of God's children, you can become a child of God right now, if you want to. If you are serious and really believe in Jesus, pray to the Lord and say something like,

"Dear Father in Heaven, I am sorry for my sins. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sins, that He shed His blood and that He rose from the dead on the third day. He is in heaven right now. Please forgive me Jesus for my sins. I love You and give You my life. Make me what you want me to be. Thank You, Jesus, for saving my soul. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen."

If you were serious, then you are one of God's children. Now you need to learn how to be like Jesus. Read your Bible everyday, pray and do good just like Jesus did. When you sin, ask Jesus to forgive you and He will. And don't forget to tell others about Jesus so that they can go to heaven too. You only have to ask Jesus to be your Master and Saviour one time and He will be. He loves you very much.

When you are a child of God and you have a problem like the disciples did, you don't have to be afraid. Just tell Jesus and He'll take care of you just like He took care of the disciples in the bad weather.



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