Last night’s thought at church came from this passage:
And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!
One main thought was “STAY IN THE BOAT” it doesn’t matter the waves or the storm or what everything around us looks like — stay in the boat. That is where our safety is.
There is no safety in the waves. There is no security in looking for another ship. No matter how big or lighted or how much music is playing (my thought, remember the titanic) stay in the boat. Christ is in the boat, He is our hope and help.
Last summer I was privileged to visit a Church of God congregation in Ensenada, Mexico, the pastor brought this same thought. He also admonished us to cut lose any ‘life boats’ we may be towing with us: “well, if this doesn’t work I’ll try ….”, “someone didn’t consider my ideas in that decision, so I guess I’ll leave”. Cut loose the little boats. Determine to serve Christ not matter what may happen. Remember some things are not
worth leaving – our hope, our help, our Savior.
The pastor also told us, the One in the ship with us knows the language of the winds. He speaks and the winds obey. Christ has control of our trials and our circumstances.
Stay with Christ! Stay in the Boat!
Trust God for your day, ….Today