Jesus has commanded us to “go and make disciples of all nations.” As we go and as we make disciples, we most likely will face resistance, weariness, separation and possibly persecution.
Jesus promised that he would “be with us always, even to the ends of the earth”, implying that he would take care of us when our life as Jesus followers becomes difficult.
So the question arises: “Can Jesus be trusted?” Will he keep his promise to take care of us? Is he stronger than the forces that will come up against us? In Mark’s account of Jesus calming a storm, he gives us a glimpse into the personhood of Jesus and of the strength of his power.