[Bible Trek: Luke] What Is God’s Kingdom Like?

Day 1 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Who is this?


Who is this who heals the sick, raises the dead, and calms storms? He is our teacher, but not all teachers do that. Is it someone special? —The disciples would ask themselves this question. What do you say? Who is this?


Read the Bible


The disciples follow Jesus into a boat to set out across the lake, and then a very scary thing begins to happen. A fierce windstorm strikes the lake, making huge waves that come over the side of the boat and begin to fill the boat with water! Where is Jesus? Asleep! Terrified, the disciples wake him up and Jesus does another awesome miracle: he speaks to the wind and the waves and immediately the wind stops and the lake becomes calm! The disciples are amazed that even the wind and water obey Jesus, and they ask a really important question: “Who is this?”


Think about it


Read Colossians 1:16 to find out why even the wind and water obey Jesus. It says: “For in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him.” 


Jesus can calm a storm because he’s the Creator. This is why Jesus can do other miracles too. Jesus is God, and everything that was made, including all of nature, was created by him and for him!


Do something about it


Sometimes things in life can be pretty scary! To remind you that Jesus can bring calm and peace into every situation, make a poster for your room that says, “Even when I am afraid, I keep on trusting you.” (Psalm 56:3) 


Comfort others with these words too! Tell them that Jesus is still in control, even when things around them are scary.


Talk to God


“God, help me to be brave during scary times, and to have faith that you can bring peace and calm in the middle of the storm!”


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