When a moderate south wind came up, supposing that they had attained their purpose, they weighed anchor and began sailing along Crete, close inshore.
– Acts 27:13
They thought things had taken a turn in their favor, see. They had been advised to turn back, but they snugged up close to shore instead, and the first moderate wind that blew had their hopes up.
Have you been there, Dear One?
We know what happens next, don’t we?
But before very long there rushed down from the land a violent wind, called Euraquilo; – Acts 27:14
Yep, that wind gets us every time. The next part is so me, too.
and when the ship was caught in it and could not face the wind, we gave way to it and let ourselves be driven along. – Acts 27:15
Are you driven along?
There’s another way, and I’m focusing on that today.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
– Matthew 11:28-30
Let the wind rage, let the waters roar.
I only hear the voice of my Savior.
Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.And He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” – Mark 4:38-40
Dear God, help us to reach for You today. Thank You for controlling what seems uncontrollable to us, and for Your love, and most of all for Your Son. In His Name We Pray, Amen…
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