A tempest is a powerful storm bent upon destruction. But a tempest in a teapot can do little damage. Jesus’ disciples were afraid of a tempest that was upon them, but Jesus questioned the fuss that was being made – much sound and furry signifying nothing. It gave Jesus the opportunity to witness the power of the Father and the Spirit.
23 Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. 24 Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!”
26 He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
27 The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!”