Mark 4 ends with a well-known event in Jesus’ ministry: the calming of the storm on the Sea of Galilee. The Authorized Version’s “Peace, be still” is hard to beat for its force and poetic beauty.
Mark uses the word “great” (Greek mega, which is where we get our use of it) three times in these verses: a mega-storm, then a mega-calm, and then a mega-fear.
“Who then is this?” Is the most important question to answer, and to answer correctly. He who shepherds storms shepherds His sheep; He is both tender and terrifying.
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