“The mariners were afraid, and each cried to his god.” The sailors are transformed. Life experience with its storms, new relationships, confronting one who runs from God, as well as a powerful experience with the living God, who they may have heard about but never knew; all of it is the kettle for transformation. By verse 14, the sailors cry out to the Lord, the God of the Hebrews, the personal, saving God. Where do you turn in the tough times? What is going on now that has you crying out to the Lord? Lord, hear our prayers?