After Jesus calms the story, the disciples are amazed and say to each other,
What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!Matthew 8:27
Matthew is using dramatic irony here: we (the readers) know something that the disciples (the characters) don’t: Jesus isn’t an ordinary man at all, but the God of Israel himself, incarnate.
When someone like that asks you to follow him, providing lame excuses as to why you’d really like to follow him but it’s just that you’re so busy–that makes no sense at all.
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