Poetry Corner: The Obeying of the Wind and the Waves


Poetry Corner at Mustard Seed Sentinel
Credit: Michael Olsen in Unsplash.com

The Obeying of the Wind and the Waves

Poem inspired by Mark 4:35-41

by Joanne Troppello


At the coming of dusk the Master

and His disciples set out to sail.

With the crowd left behind,

the Master took to rest at the stern.


A sudden furious squall sliced

through the tranquil waters.

The Master slept as His disciples

were wrought with panic.


“Master, Master, care ye not we

drown?” They cried out in fear.


Rebuking the wind and the waves

He gave a powerful command,

“Quiet! Be still! Have ye no faith

my dear children?”


Then the obeying of the wind and

the waves restored the calm.


© Joanne Troppello

About the Poet


Joanne Troppello at Mustard Seed Sentinel

Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


Connect with Joanne on Twitter. You can find Joanne on these social media channels—Twitter, Facebook, Parler, Spreely, and Clouthub—with the same username, @JoanneTroppello—and @joannetroppello.mseedsentinel on Instagram. Visit the Mustard Seed Sentinel YouTube Channel.