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Jesus is Calming the Storm

Matt.8:23-27 Mark 4:37-41 Luke 8:22-25
Jesus and his disciples got into a boat on the Sea of Galilee to go to the other side. Jesus was very tired from teaching the great multitudes of people, so he fell asleep. A squall came and they were in great danger. This lake is situated in a basin between 2 mountains and is particularly susceptible to sudden violent storms. This is due to the cool air from the Mediterranean Sea which is drawn in to the narrow mountain passes and clashes with the hot, humid air over the lake. It can become almost like an earthquake and sometimes can cause Tornadic waterspouts. Needless to say the disciples were freaking out since Jesus was asleep. Panicking they woke up the Master. “ Lord save us” They were afraid of drowning. Jesus told them not to fear and got up rebuked the wind and the raging waters that were overtaking the boat. And immediately the storm subsided. They disciples were in shock and awe and they asked one another “Who is this that he commands even the winds and water and they obey him?” Jesus turned and said to them ”Where is your faith” ( for they had been witnesses to Jesus’ many miracles already)Psalm 107:25-30. They were witness to the power of God demonstrated by Jesus his son yet again. You would think by now they knew he was from God by what they saw daily. Jesus tells them “oh ye of little faith. Many believed because they saw his miracles back then, Jesus told those, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” John 20:29 Imagine the disciples of Jesus whose faith was waiving. We see how human they are. So we need not be down on ourselves when we experience lack of our faith. Habakkuk 2:4B But the righteous will live by his faith. God is telling us to live by the faith of his son Jesus the Christ. We are to wait patiently trusting in God. Isaiah 26:1-6 I will keep your in perfect peace those whose mind is steadily trusting in him.
Look at the work of God through Jesus in Romans 4 and 5. All God asks of us is to believe and we will see. Romans 8:11 and if the spirit who raised Jesus from the dead is now living in us, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his spirit who lives in you.( the mystery which is no longer hidden)Colossians 1:27.
Jesus would not forsake them; he gave his life for them and for us. Read on in Romans 8. Jesus tells us not to be afraid, he will not leave us and he will comfort us. Nothing will separate us from the love of Christ.He will be there for you,ask and he will get you through your storm. Romans 8:35- 39.

Painting is done with water color paints using wet into dry method using Simply TM watercolour pad by Daler & Rowney 9×12, and using a light box to enhance the details, acrylic paints also used in creating the waves.

Things I love: God, His Son Jesus Christ, My husband, my children,my dog, the word of God and his people. I enjoy writing about the Bible as well as reading it, painting, cooking and enjoying life. I am thankful God has smiled on me and has been gracious to me.
God sent his son so I could be saved, and forgiven. I was not worthy yet Jesus Christ died for my sins. He enabled me to receive power from on high. I am and will be eternally grateful.

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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersalmost 3 years ago

    An incredible story and an exquisite artwork from you. xx

  • What a wonderful comment. Thank you so much, Lori. ☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • Olga
    Olgaalmost 3 years ago

    Beautifully done! :)

  • Thank you,Olga. I appreciate your comment. ☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 3 years ago

    Very beautiful work Anne !!! ☺♥

  • Thanks Evita, I appreciate that. ☺

    – Anne Gitto

    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent artwork, Anne !!!

  • Thanks so much, George. ☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 3 years ago

    fantastic story !!! wonderful !!!

  • Thank you. God’s word continues to live in the stories of the Bible. ☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpalmost 3 years ago

  • How wonderful, what a blessing this is for me today.Thanks to God and His Son Jesus Christ. And Thank you so much, Marie and to all the hosts of this group . ☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hallalmost 3 years ago

    Excellent illustration of these scriptures Ann!!! You do wonderful artwork, a sure fav!

  • Thanks so much, I appreciate that, Bob.

    – Anne Gitto

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much, Karen and Marie.I am so blessed to be featured. ☺

    – Anne Gitto

  • Diane Hall
    Diane Hallalmost 3 years ago

    This is just lovely Anne. You have so wonderfully conveyed the storm and the resulting fear of the disciples. I guess it is easy, like the disciples, to forget Who we have with us in the boat during the storms of life.

  • Yes,we so often forget even as we witness the power of God in our lives through Jesus Christ. Thanks so much.

    – Anne Gitto

  • Diane Hall
    Diane Hallover 2 years ago

    I just wanted to thank you Anne for this wonderful painting, it has been such a blessing to me. I saw it about 2 weeks ago for the first time and your wonderful image just stuck in my mind as I was saying good-by to my 99 year old mother. Mother is now celebrating in heaven and I am so thankful for God’s love. I just kept thanking Jesus for being in the boat with me as we road out the stormy sea together these last few weeks.

  • I am so sorry to hear about your Mom, no matter how old our Mom’s are when they depart to be with the Lord, we miss them. I am glad however that God’s word is true, as He so plainly says in Isaiah 55:11 so my word that goes out from my mouth,it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
    What a blessing it is to me to know the word I wrote has reached across the miles and blessed and helped a beautiful believer. May God bless and comfort you. ♥

    – Anne Gitto

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