Jesus Christ only sleeps once according to the Bible

FOTO: SAINT-PETERSBURG THEOLOGICAL ACADEMY

FOTO: SAINT-PETERSBURG THEOLOGICAL ACADEMY

Although the Bible is made up of hundreds of pages, only one contains a passage where Jesus Christ is asleep. It is in the Gospel According to St. Matthew (Matthew 8: 23-27), in which Jesus Christ is woken up by the apostles to calm a storm in the Sea of Galilee, known for its strong and sudden storms. Jews were at the time a people with little skill at sea, especially because they believed that the sea was filled with terrifying creatures.

The passage goes like this: “He got into a boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We are perishing!’ He said to them, ‘Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?’  Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm.”

According to many experts, Jesus Christ’s call to the apostles, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?”, represents a call to the future generations of humanity, whose fear would reflect the weakness of the spiritual principles of the human mind. The Bible does not mention behaviours that could be considered minutiae in the life of Jesus Christ. There is also no reference to Jesus’ laughter.