What Type of Pillow Did Jesus Prefer?

by Andrew Forrest

Matthew, Mark, and Luke each tells the story of Jesus calming the storm, but only Mark includes this wonderful detail:

As Jesus and the disciples are sailing across the Sea of Galilee one night,

37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion.

Mark 4:37-38, my emphasis

That little homely detail has absolutely nothing to do with the plot, so why does Mark include an irrelevant detail that both Matthew and Luke omit?

Because that’s how Peter remembered it and re-told it ever afterwards.

Today’s Scripture

Mark 4:35-41


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