“Scripture gives us a portrait of the cosmic Christ, the One who, along with the Father and the Spirit, was responsible for the creation of the universe, and who possesses the power to calm chaos wherever He encounters it.
In the book Cosmos, Dr. Carl Sagan, the late astrophysicist from Cornell University, made the statement that as science seeks to understand the universe, it proceeds on the assumption that the world is cosmos, not chaos. He was saying that if the external universe were ultimately chaos, it would be impossible to know anything about it, because ultimate chaos is irrational and therefore unintelligible. So, the metaphysical assumption of all scientific inquiry is that the universe is inherently knowable and intelligible, and for it to be knowable and intelligible, it must ultimately be ordered. It must be cosmos, not chaos.
That is why I am somewhat surprised and amused by the contemporary debate over intelligent design as a notion that has nothing to do with science. Without pleading a religious interpretation, previous scientists have understood that design is a prerequisite for science, so “unintelligent design” is an oxymoron. It is like postulating accidental order. If it is accidental, it is not orderly. It is chaos.
So, in both the previous passage and this one [Mark 4-5], we see Christ manifesting His authority over chaos—first the chaos of nature, then chaos of hell.”