With Jesus in the Boat

The early church viewed Jesus’ miracle of calming the troubled sea (Mark 4:35-41)
as a sign of His saving presence amidst persecution
that threatened to overwhelm the church.

In early Christian art, the Church was portrayed as a boat
being driven about on a perilous sea and,
with Jesus in the midst, there was nothing to fear.

rembrandt_christ_in_the_storm_on_the_lake_of_galilee

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