標 題： 真理是祂
經 節： 門徒來叫醒了祂，說：「夫子！夫子！我們喪命啦！」耶穌醒了，斥責那狂風大浪；風浪就止住，平靜了。耶穌對他們說：「你們的信心在哪裡呢？」（路加福音八章24∼25節上）
Truth Is a Person
And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are
perishing!" Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the
water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. But He said to them, "Where
is your faith?" (Luke 8:24-25)
Truth is a Person, not a concept. Jesus said He was the Truth (John
14:6). That means that you can never know the truth of your circumstances
unless you have first heard from Jesus. The disciples thought they were
perishing in the storm. They were fishermen who knew the sea and knew what
their condition was. They had allowed their circumstances to convince them that
the “truth” was their imminent death. But they were wrong. Truth was asleep in
the back of their boat!
Since some of the disciples were fishermen, they trusted in their own
expertise and wisdom rather than recognizing that only Jesus knew the truth of
their situation. At times, our human knowledge in certain areas of life can
blind us to our desperate need to hear a word from Truth.
When Jesus spoke, the disciples saw the real truth of their situation.
There was absolute calm. The disciples had seen Jesus perform other miracles,
but they had not yet witnessed His power over nature in such a dimension. Often
we are like the disciples. God may have recently demonstrated His power to us
in a mighty way; we may have experienced many spiritual victories in the past.
Yet, when a new and frightening situation comes upon us_we, too, panic and say,
“Lord save me. I’m perishing!” God will remind us of His provision, saying, “I
can handle this situation, too, and you will know more of Me because of it.”
Have you become fearful instead of faithful? If you have, prepare for
the rebuke, for it will come.