Matthew-John were written so that we would know Jesus was the prophesied Messiah of the scriptures.
It is no surprise that most everything Jesus did was a fulfillment of prophecy, and not merely a collection of random events.
One example is the account of the distressed disciples in a boat during a storm, but the Lord was sleeping through it.
“And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.” – Luke 8:24
What an amazing event, but what is more wonderful is knowing the prophecy of Psalm 107.
“Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.” – Psalm 107:28-29
The Psalm was written hundreds of years before the Lord appeared to Israel and calmed the waters. This would have been strong evidence that Jesus was the promised Messiah.
When you study Jesus’ ministry to Israel, you must necessarily study the prophets to appreciate what is happening.
[Bonus: Reading the rest of Psalm 107 may give you a clue on why the storm came to the disciples in the first place. Remember, Jesus came to fulfill what was written (Luke 24:44, Matt 5:17).]
For His glory,
Justin “cross referenced” Johnson