Jesus was on a boat with his disciples. He decided to take a nap. While he was sleeping a fierce storm came up. Waves were crashing over the top of the boat. The disciples feared for their lives so, in a panic, they woke Jesus shouting, "We are going to drown!" Let's stop the tape.
Can you identify with the passengers? It appeared the boat was about to sink and what was Jesus doing, sleeping! The disciples acted as if they didn't alert their sleeping master he wouldn't know that they were in danger. At that precise moment they were acting very much like you and me. We somehow think it is our job to let God know what he needs to do to care for us. So, we go wake God up.