Jesus’ disciples fear for their lives.

NARRATOR: As evening came on that day (Jesus had been teaching crowds in parables from a boat just off shore), he said to his disciples —

JESUS: Let us go across to the other side.

NARRATOR: Leaving the crowd behind, his disciples took Jesus with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A terrible windstorm arose, and waves beat into the boat so that it was being swamped. Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion; the disciples woke him up.

DISCIPLES: Teacher, don’t you care that we are perishing?

NARRATOR: Jesus awoke, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea —

JESUS: Peace! Be still!

NARRATOR: Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. Jesus said to his disciples —

JESUS: Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?

NARRATOR: They were filled with great awe and said to one another —

DISCIPLES: Who is this that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Mark 4.35-41

Sunday Readings: Job 38.1, 8-11; 2 Corinthians 5.14-17; Mark 4.35-41