So the men marveled, saying, “Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey HIM?”– MATTHEW 8 : 27
“LORD, please save us! We are perishing!”..screamed the frightened disciples to awaken Lord JESUS who was on the boat with them. After spending the day with the greatest MIRACLE-WORKING GOD and experiencing how wonderfully HE could do the impossible in the lives of so many people…yet…when suddenly, a great tempest arose on the sea that the boat got covered with waves, we find the FAITH in them to be diminishing so rapidly that they couldn’t even perceive WHO was actually present on board with them.
Don’t we sometimes do the same?..Even though we say that we believe in our Creator..yet when our life faces the turbulent waves of difficulties, we fail to realize the magnificent presence of our OMNIPRESENT CREATOR who is indeed the RULER OF THE WIND AND THE WAVES!
YOU rule the raging of the sea;
When its waves rise, YOU still them.– PSALM 89 : 9
HE CALMS THE WIND..
There has always been an interesting relationship between the ‘wind’ and the ‘waves’. Speaking scientifically, ‘wave height is affected by wind speed’. When wind blows gently, we find ourselves admiring the melody of the waves but when it increases its speed, we get scared as the same waves get powerfully destructive. The MASTER OF THE SEAS is in your sailing boat (life) now. What else do you fear?…’Winds’ can be compared to the fears in your heart. There’s hardly no person who can say that they don’t fear anything, still it doesn’t mean that we should live with that stinging fear. When we let our Master know our fears…HE SILENCES OUR FEARS AND CALMS THEM WITH HIS TENDER VOICE AND LOVE-FILLED EMBRACE!
HE calms the storm,
So that its waves are still.– PSALM 107 : 29
HE STILLS THE WAVES..
If winds obey HIM, what about the waves?..When the disciples were perturbed with the raging sea, GOD rebuked the winds and the WAVES and it was calmed. When fear grips a person, it leads to unnecessary negativity of thoughts which only ends in failures and disappointments. These negative consequences can be understood as the ‘stormy waves’ of your life. As long as a person is engulfed with his/her own fears of life, it’s impossible to reach the shore safely. So, if you wish to be a better sailor, then give the control to HIM who created the sea, the wind and the waves!..Let your unwavering FAITH be on HIM because JUST ONE WORD IS ENOUGH FOR HIM TO STILL THE WAVES!
On this auspicious day, commemorating INDIAN NAVY DAY, let’s not just salute our heroes of the seas but always pray for their safety and security as they strive to do for our nation everyday.
While sailing…the storm could arise & the sea could rage..Don’t panic..and don’t lose hope!..YOU ARE NOT ALONE..
THE RULER OF THE WIND AND THE WAVES IS IN THAT BOAT WITH YOU!