My Boat

Scripture for the day:  Mark 4:37-41 “And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.  But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow.  And they awoke Him and said to Him, ‘Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?’ Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace, be still!’ And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.  But He said to them, ‘Why are you so fearful?  How is it that you have no faith?’ And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, ‘Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!’”

I heard a sermon about this scripture Sunday, and I started thinking about the seas and boats in my life.  Sometimes external forces buffet my boat, and I am tossed about.  Sometimes I stand up in my boat, flail around and cause my boat to take on water.  Cancer was a hidden danger lurking below the murky waters of my life.  I didn’t see it, and I couldn’t avoid it.  It simply caused the waters of my life to be very turbulent and scary.  There are other times that I rock my own boat.  Because of poor decisions or bad judgement, I put my boat in a perilous situation.

Fortunately, though, I know the One Who can calm the seas.  I know the One the wind obeys.  And so I call on Him.  One word from Him, one touch can reset everything in my life.  The wind that is buffeting my boat calms, but sometimes it is harder to settle me.

I am praying for the faith to not worry, not be fearful.  All is right in my boat because I know the One who calms the seas.  I rest in Him today.

Song for the day:  “Sometimes He Calms the Storm” by Scott Krippayne


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ellie
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 09:11:52

    This is an excellent illustration Connie! So comforting. I will place this in my ‘spiritual toolbox’ and use it to build upon my own foundation! (oh, and thanks for the shout -out on your side post regarding one of my blogs) Blessings to you and your beloved family,

  2. Joyce Brecheisen
    Jul 09, 2013 @ 21:08:56

    Absolutely loved this illustration, Connie. I want to ride in YOUR boat!

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