Brief Overview: This famous account of Jesus calming the storm begins an important section in Luke. It kicks off a series of four passages in which Luke desires to reveal certain truths about Jesus. This precious, but often misapplied, account reveals Jesus' sovereign power and authority over creation. It is a clear declaration that Jesus is Lord and God. The personal application shows how it is not wrong for Christians to fear in times of trial, or even cry out to God. That is right and proper. However, the question Luke wants to address is how will a person come to God. Will they cry out in fear and faith, or will they cry out in fear only? That is the critical difference. For Luke, the only right way to come is in belief. However, the Christian's belief in times of trial will be forged from their understanding of Jesus as the sovereign Lord and God over every circumstance and event in life.