The question was surprising, given the circumstances. The disciples were in a boat with Jesus, crossing a lake, when a terrible storm arose. But Jesus was soundly asleep in the boat, completely oblivious to the danger surrounding them.
With the winds raging and the waters convulsing and the boat ready to go down, the disciples stirred Jesus from His sleep, crying out, “Master, we are going to drown!”
Luke records that, “He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm.”
And that was it. Even more suddenly than the squall came down on the lake, it was gone.
What a shocking, breathtaking turn of events. What a demonstration of divine power. What a reminder that this man in the boat was more than an ordinary man. He was the Son of God.
It was then that Jesus asked the stunned disciples a surprising question...