“Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion.” As Jesus sleeps, a terrible storm takes place. (I wonder how He slept through such a storm?) The disciples are fearful for their lives! They awaken Jesus who tells the storm to literally, “Shut up!” Everything becomes calm.
When we are in the storm(s) of our lives, we often question where Jesus is or that He is asleep. We want an immediate response to our difficulties. We need to take solace in the fact that Jesus is always there, and, if He doesn’t respond right away, then maybe it’s not as bad as we think.