The Magnitude of Miracles

“Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him” Luke 8:25.

I have been going through a season in my life where I feel like God has been pouring out blessing upon blessing. Or maybe I’m going through a season in my life where I am just more aware and willing to attribute it to God than my own doing. So often I have found myself asking the same question that the disciples asked in the boat during the storm: “Who is this?” 

Weird, right? I know God. I’ve known him personally since junior high. I know that he can perform miracles and pour out blessings simply because he is God. But there is a difference between knowing and having faith. I’d say Jesus’ disciples knew Jesus better than I do. I mean, they physically walked with him, talked with him, lived with him, and saw him perform dozens of miracles-- yet they still asked, “Who is this?” Those closest to Jesus couldn’t even fully grasp the magnitude of his identity. The verse says in fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this?” 

As I read this verse again and again, I feel myself identifying with the disciples, not because I don’t have faith in Jesus, but because I stand in fear and amazement of his glory and power. I never want Jesus to question my faith like he did the disciples, but I also never want to become desensitized to the miracles that he is performing around me. 

It is my hope and prayer that no matter how intimately I know Jesus, no matter how close I walk with him, and no matter how many miracles I see him perform, I still stand in fear and amazement wondering, “who is this?” not because of my lack of faith, but because of the magnitude of God’s sovereignty.

Dear Lord, thank you for allowing me to know you, to walk with you, and to witness your outpouring of blessings and miracles.  I stand in fear and amazement of who you are and all that you do.  I want to know you more intimately and I want my faith to be so grounded in you that it is never in question, but it is also my prayer to continually grow more fearful and in awe of you.


Sarah Witmer