Stilling the Storm

And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! - Matthew 8:26-27

Story Behind the Art

Our Savior not only calms the physical seas, but can also calm the tempestuous seas within our minds and hearts. When the waters of fear or anguish begin to fill our ship, we must not be “of little faith,” but rather, we need to reach out in faith and trust in Christ. When we stand with Christ, we will find ourselves in the sunlight, rather than tossed by wind and waves as the other boats are experiencing in the corner of this painting. - Robert T. Barrett