Matthew 8:25

25 And they went and woke him up, saying, "Lord, save us! We are perishing!"

Matthew 8:25 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 8:25

And his disciples came unto him
From some other part of the ship, being in great consternation, and distress,

and awoke him; saying, Lord, save us, we perish.
They awoke him by their loud cries, and repeated calls; for in Luke, the form of address is doubled, "Master, Master!" expressing their distress, importunity, and haste for deliverance saying, "save us, we perish", or "we are lost": which shows the apprehensions they had of their condition; not only that they were in danger of being lost, or were ready to be lost, but were lost: they saw no probability of escaping by any natural, rational methods: wherefore they apply to Christ, believing that he was able to save them, in this their extremity; as they had indeed a great deal of reason to conclude, from the miracles they had that day seen performed by him.

Matthew 8:25 In-Context

23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.
24 A windstorm arose on the sea, so great that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
25 And they went and woke him up, saying, "Lord, save us! We are perishing!"
26 And he said to them, "Why are you afraid, you of little faith?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a dead calm.
27 They were amazed, saying, "What sort of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him?"