Sea Sickness and what can happen after a nap.

Reflections on some men out to sea.

Matthew 8:23:27

Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him.24 Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”26 He replied, “You of little faith why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.

Focusing on verses 25 & 26,

We venture to sea; to this untameable force; this symbol of power. And it starts raging.

Right when The Captain decided to get some shut eye.

So we wake him.

Like Jonah is woken from his sleep while out to sea. Except this sailor doesn’t need to be thrown overboard for the crew to be saved.

No, Jesus stays aboard in the storm.

And he sits up and asks: “why are you so afraid?”

Rarely do I anticipate a question in the middle of a storm.

Isn’t it obvious, Lord? Don’t you see?


Yet it seems Jesus believes this an opportune time to discuss matters of the heart. The storm swirls around. And Jesus is also conscious to the storm swirling within.

Yes, this is the right time.

The time where God looks to transform our fears into faith; to help us see Him while at sea.

And he asks us:

Do you have faith in me as Ruler of All?

Do you have a faith that confounds the world’s expecations and offers an alternative reality?


If we resist God’s transformation in the storm, we will join the storm. We will disperse it. And we will become one in the same.

But if we keep our eyes on the Horizon of Healing, Christ, we will find ourselves gradually being alleviated of sea sickness.

We will find ourselves floating on faith while out to sea.