Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. (Psalm 119)
When we follow the Lord Jesus in the “boats” He is using to journey through the places and plans of our days on earth, we have no idea what ‘weather’ will come up. But of this we can be sure- there will always be winds of change and challenge to deal with. Some of those winds will be soft summer breezes that make it easier to reach the next stage of our lives. Others will be violent like the windstorm that came up as Jesus and his disciples crossed the Sea of Galilee. Like us today, the disciples had a choice to fly off the handle and panic, or to trust Jesus with them. In the end Matthew and the gang did a little bit of both. In their panic they woke up their Master, saying “Lord, save us!!! We’re perishing!!” (How often do I/we approach Jesus in the same way? ) Jesus chided them then as he does us today – for our panicking modalities. It was not the fact that they woke him up, nor even the fact that they were convinced that their boat would swamp. Rather it was the disciples’ flighty fear-driven manifestation of desperate doubt and despair that Jesus took exception to. A simple faith-driven request for help was what Jesus hoped for from his friends! When the winds of change and challenge wash over me, will I with violent panic try to scratch my way to physical and spiritual safety? Or will I confidently ( with faith) ask my Lord and Master to calm\ the winds and waves around me? Holy Spirit of Jesus, help me trust you through all the winds and storms of life.
I sought the Lord and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4)
You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.
Corrie Ten Boom
Listen to Canvas and Clay : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puDttOmbq2Y
Soli ad gloriam Dei
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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.