Moments of Realization

But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.  And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.  And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.  But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.

And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.  Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

Matthew 14:24-27, 32-33

After the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus went off to a mountain to pray while the disciples stayed in the ship.  The winds started to blow and a storm began to threaten the ship.  Jesus then performed another miracle and walked on the water to their ship.  It was during this time that Peter left the boat and walked toward Him.  After Jesus got into the ship, the winds ceased and the storm calmed.  Then the disciples said an interesting thing: “Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”

These men knew that Jesus was the Son of God.  This was not a new revelation.  They had just seen Him feed a multitude of people with five loaves and two fishes.  They knew Who He was.  But maybe seeing just how completely even the wind and sea obeyed Him drove that knowledge a little deeper into their hearts.

We all have had and will have similar experiences where we stop and simply say “Of a truth thou art the Son of God.”  Maybe not those exact words, but definitely that thought.  It might be a need that the Lord meets in an unexpected way or it might simply be seeing the vast canopy of stars and thinking about God’s creation.  Whatever it is, we should be mindful of and thankful for these little “moments of realization” that Jesus is indeed the Son of God.

5 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben

    Sometimes it feels like ‘the shine has worn off’ …. Thanks for the reminders. You do such a good job of simply reminding us of what’s important.

    God bless you much,


    • I think that, if we are not careful, the shine can wear off. That’s why paying attention to these little things is so important! —-> (I’ll work on it this evening! Not sure how I got so far behind! 🙂


  2. P.S. ———->



  3. Oh Ben . . .I just had one of those moments! My daughter had a seizure today. I shared that with a friend in an email, and she asked when it happened. God had asked her to pray right prior to the time in happened, which was in the car instead of us being out where she could’ve fallen. 🙂 God bless you and all the moments He assures you He is the Son of God!


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