Sail on!

Sail on!

Recently I enjoyed a cruise in the Caribbean with my husband.  We arrived and departed from 5 different ports hundreds of miles from each other.  We sailed each night and usually arrived at the ports right before dawn.  Most mornings I was awake before sunrise and was able to see our arrival in the dim light of the new day.  Each time the lights of the island would first be seen and then closer and closer until I could see the dock and the dock workers ready to help  this huge ship, carrying over 4,000 people, steer into a certain place and tie up. I could hear the engines shut down to almost stop and gently the captain would maneuver the second largest cruise ship in the world gently up to the exact spot and stop right on our scheduled time and place.  This is an amazing experience. I was so glad I could trust the captain and crew to get it right!!
But no matter how amazing a feat men can do, our Lord does greater.  He is the Captain of our ship of life and anywhere we sail, He has already charted our departures and our arrivals, our schedules and our destinations.  In three of the gospels, Matthew 8, Mark 4, and Luke 8, we are told the story of when Jesus just spoke to raging waves of the sea and the waves were calmed. Jesus knows how to handle the waves of our lives and guide us safely to where He wants us to be.  And in the final trip of our life He will guide us safely home.  Have you turned the ship of your life over to Jesus?  Is He the captain who steers where you will go?  I am so glad I can trust Him to get it right!!

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