Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
As his followers we are all on a “journey with Jesus”, whether on foot or by boat. Jesus normally travelled the Judean countryside by walking, but when he needed to get to the other side of Lake Galilee, he went by boat. So it is in our lives. At times our Master suggests that he and we go to another location to minister there. Then he gets into a boat – or a set of circumstances –and sits down. Will I stay behind on safe and stable dry land, or take a different boat than Jesus, perhaps with others or ‘all by myself’? Or will I, like the disciples, get into the boat that Jesus is sitting in so that when the winds of adversity come up and we go through rough waters I can turn to Him to calm the storms and the seas of my life? Holy Spirit, help me get into the same boat that Jesus is sitting in. Help me get into the boat with Jesus!
He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still! Then the wind ceased and there was a dead calm. (Mark 4:39)
“Now, I know in my experience that Jesus’ light is stronger than the biggest darkness.” Corrie Ten Boom
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Beverly Illauq lives in Kemptville, Ontario, where she greets each morning by seeking the Gospel Mystery of the Day - the Word of the Lord for direct and practical application to the specific challenges & joys of the day.