Matthew 8:27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
The men marveled –
Wondered, or were amazed.
What manner of man – What kind of a personage.
How unlike other men!
What a vast display of power!
and how far exalted above mortals must he be!
Jesus spake to the winds; rebuked their raging, and the sea was suddenly calm. The storm subsided; the ship glided smoothly; danger fled; and in amazement they stood in the presence of him who controlled the tempests that God had raised; and they felt that “he” must be God himself, for none but God could calm the heaving billows and scatter the tempest.
No scene could have been more grand than this display of the power of Jesus.
the dashing waves;
the howling winds;
the heaving and tossing ship;
the fears and cries of the seamen,
all by a single word hushed into calm repose,
present an image of power and divinity irresistibly grand and awful.