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Jesus and the storm

Jesus got into a boat. His disciples were also in the boat.

They started across to the other side of the lake. Jesus was sleeping in the back of the boat.

Suddenly a strong wind began to blow. The waves began to spill over into the boat, and the boat was about to sink. But Jesus was still asleep.

The disciples went to Jesus and woke him up. They said, “Save us, Lord! We are about to die!” Jesus said, “Why are you afraid?”

Then Jesus got up. He ordered the winds and the waves to stop. “Be quiet!” Jesus said. “Be still!”

And there was a great calm.

The disciples were amazed and afraid. They said to one another, “Who is this man? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”

Jesus and his disciples sailed on across the lake.

Matthew 8:23-27


Illustrations by Annie Vallotton © Bible Society of South Africa
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