32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” Matthew 14:32-33
They finally got it. The disciples were finally starting to grasp who this man was.
From feeding the multitudes to healing the sick to walking on water, and now to calming the wind and waves. It clicked and snapped into place for them.
So they worshiped.
It would undoubtedly be the first of many such Aha! moments for them as they were still trying to let it all sink in.
What did their worship look like with the actual Son of God sitting in a boat in front of them?
Well, for starters, they acknowledged that He was the Son of God, making Himself equal with God. With that acknowledgement, they had to admit that they were mere mortals.
Did they bow down before Him in the boat? Perhaps.
Certainly their respect for his capabilities off the charts, so to speak. He was clearly the real deal and capable of everything. He had no upper limits.
Our task, quite similar to the disciples in the boat that morning, is to worship Jesus.
Whether it’s through our words, actions, raising hands, or falling down before Him, we acknowledge that He’s the Son of God and we aren’t.
Without Him we are nothing.
Otherwise, we’ll begin to live life on our own terms, forgetting the One who can make our life easier and more rewarding.