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.”

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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.”

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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!’

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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!'”

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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. . .