"Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?" (Matt 8:25).
Stories of crossing the lake during a storm are frequent enough in the Gospels to suggest that the evangelists intend more than just exciting sea tales. Matthew's account in particular has a theological purpose signaled by the fact that he uses the same Greek word for earthquake to describe the watery storms. Connecting the sea crossings to the earthquake that occurs in Jerusalem when Jesus dies suggests that these perilous crossings are about the church defying the power of death.