Who Rules The Sea? Is It Allah Alone?

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Dear Muslim Friends,

Who rules the sea? Who alone has power over it?

Who tells a violent, dangerous, stormy sea to be still and. . .it happens.

Only Allah, right?

In the Zabur, Psalm 65:7, we read that God is the One who calms the raging oceans with their pounding waves. We read similar words in Psalm 89:8-9 (NKJV):

O Lord God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. You rule the raging of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.”

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Other verses in the Zabur speaks of God’s power over the sea such as Psalm 107:28-29, NLT:

“Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He calmed the storm to a whisper and stilled the waves.”

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There is an amazing story in the Injil found in Matthew 8:23-27, NLT (but also found in Mark 4:35-41 and Luke 8:22-25):

“Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, ‘Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!’

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Jesus responded, ‘Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!’ Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm. The disciples were amazed. ‘Who is this man?’ they asked. ‘Even the winds and waves obey him!'”

6a00e5“Who is this man?”

This is one of the most important questions any human can ever ask: “Who is Jesus?”

Who rules the sea? Is it Allah alone?

Something to think about today, my dear Muslim friends.

As always, I love you. . .

2 thoughts on “Who Rules The Sea? Is It Allah Alone?

  1. I have always been grateful to hear individuals ask the most important question: Who is GOD?? What a blessing to focus on the character of GOD.. Today, reading this piece, Mark, I was impressed with the equally important question: Who is this man?? Who is this unique human being who does great miracles and heals the sick and ministers to lowly people who are struggling with the burdens of life.

    • Ruth,
      Thanks so much for reading and commenting. MJ and I surely appreciate you so much.
      Yes, the question, “Who is this man (Jesus)?” is undoubtedly one of the most important questions any human being can ask. It reminds me of the great quote by the renowned former atheist/scholar/writer, C.S. Lewis, in his book, “Mere Christianity”:

      “I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”

      Let us present Jesus to people as the person the BIBLE presents him as: Lord and Savior of all who put their trust in him.

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