Dear Muslim Friends,
Who rules the sea? Who alone has power over it?
Who tells a violent, dangerous, stormy sea to be still and. . .it happens.
Only Allah, right?
In the Zabur, Psalm 65:7, we read that God is the One who calms the raging oceans with their pounding waves. We read similar words in Psalm 89:8-9 (NKJV):
“O Lord God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. You rule the raging of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.”
Other verses in the Zabur speaks of God’s power over the sea such as Psalm 107:28-29, NLT:
“Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves.”
There is an amazing story in the Injil found in Matthew 8:23-27, NLT (but also found in Mark 4:35-41 and Luke 8:22-25):
“Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, ‘Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!’
Jesus responded, ‘Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!’ Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm. The disciples were amazed. ‘Who is this man?’ they asked. ‘Even the winds and waves obey him!'”
Indeed, “Who is this man?”
This is one of the most important questions any human can ever ask: “Who is Jesus?”
Who rules the sea? Is it Allah alone?
Something to think about today, my dear Muslim friends.
As always, I love you. . .