Ahhhh……a bit of a respite from the day to day. I am enjoying a little bit of space and time and the weather has cleared a bit. Love the fact it isn’t raining and we were able to go on a walk.
A refrain has been rolling through my head for a couple days…”…the wind and waves still know His name…” Indeed. Almost anyone who has ever been to a church meeting remembers the story of how Jesus calmed the waters during an especially stormy night when his disciples thought they were going to drown. They had already seen a ton of miracles, but still doubted.
My life is a lot like that of the disciples. I know that when I’ve listened to the story, I’ve gotten caught up in the details, the circumstances. Oh, well, of course Jesus would calm the waves, He’s the master of the wave that roll, as the old song says. But my choppy seas, ah, well, hmmmmm….I better just try harder to push forward and tell myself that it’s not really as bad as all that. Or, it’s too big for anyone or anything to handle…yikes! See? See how that just screws with your head? My waves are anything that I allow to become bigger than God and His ability to save and preserve me through. The old bible stories aren’t about waves, fish, bread and leprosy. Well, they are, but not specifically. They are to illustrate God’s faithfulness. I am at my best when I trust in His power, not my oompf. In fact, my best on my best day is not even on the charts of what God can accomplish. So, I think I will submit my pride and let His power, love, grace and mercy take over. My waves will seem like gentle ripples and I will feel his love and joy course through me once again.
So grateful for His presence. Have a lovely day.