The Word of Christ Bestows Peace on His Creation through His Forgiveness of Sins
By His powerful Word, He calms the “great windstorm” and the waves “breaking into the boat.” He does not permit the chaos of this fallen world to overwhelm us or bring us to despair. By the Word of His Gospel, He speaks “Peace!” to us, which bestows the “great calm” of His new creation (Mark 4:37–39). Therefore, do not be afraid, and do not receive this grace of God in vain.
“Now is the favorable time,” and “now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:1–2).