The word translated as "rebuked" is an interesting choice of words. It is
Let's be sure we get this, because it is breathtakingly beautiful. Jesus was the one in charge of the boat and anything that affected it. The disciples were the "cargo" for which He cared. When He addressed the storm, He was commanding it to be still on the basis of His authority and because of the high value He placed on the lives of His disciples. Of inestimable value and dearly loved, those disciples were far too precious to have the storm destroy them.
As a disciple of Jesus today, we can put our own names in that sentence.
Of inestimable value and dearly loved, you are far too precious to Jesus for Him to allow the storms of life to destroy you.
He is with us, He in in charge, he loves us, and He is protecting us.
Dear ones, trust the One who loves you most, and pray that He will still the storms that assail you and your loved ones.
Link to last night's post: http://leannahollis.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-back-tree.html
The terrorist prayer focus this week is Hamas. Pray that they will begin to value life, that their efforts at terror will not prosper, and that their social welfare programs will be more important to them than their costly efforts at destruction. Pray for the kind of Damascus road experience that turned a Saul into a Paul.