Master, the Tempest is Raging (42 by 30 inches, oil on canvas on panel)
I have a testimony that our Savior and Redeemer can calm the storms of life.
Mary Ann Baker was the well-known author of the hymn, “Master the Tempest is Raging.”
The second verse of this hymn describes in vivid detail our Savior calming an actual storm. With this same power, He calms the tempests that are a part of our mortal experience. Mary Ann Baker experienced many trials and extreme adversity due to the loss of her parents and brother to tuberculosis. She wrote how this challenged the very core of her faith, until “the Master’s own voice stilled the tempest in my unsanctified heart, and brought it to the calm of deeper faith and a more perfect trust” (Davidson, Our Latter-day Hymns, pp. 147-48).
Years earlier, my brother dreamed about this scriptural account and encouraged me to paint this painting. These experiences were the catalyst for the inspiration for this painting.
Scriptural reference: Mark 4:35-41