The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMatthew 8:25
And his disciples came unto him…
From some other part
of the ship, being in great consternation, and distress,
and awoke him; saying, Lord, save us, we perish.
They awoke him by
their loud cries, and repeated calls; for in Luke, the form of
address is doubled, "Master, Master!" expressing their distress,
importunity, and haste for deliverance saying, "save us, we perish",
or "we are lost": which shows the apprehensions they had of their
condition; not only that they were in danger of being lost, or were
ready to be lost, but were lost: they saw no probability of escaping
by any natural, rational methods: wherefore they apply to Christ,
believing that he was able to save them, in this their extremity; as
they had indeed a great deal of reason to conclude, from the miracles
they had that day seen performed by him.