“Then he [Jesus] got in the boat, his disciples with him. The next thing they knew, they were in a severe storm. Waves were crashing into the boat—and he was sound asleep! They roused him, pleading, ‘Master, save us! We’re going down!’” Matthew 8:23-25
My husband and I had spent a long day at our computers—me writing, Glen programming. About 4:00 p.m. I suggested we go to a movie to relax. We picked the only movie showing in our timeframe: The Finest Hours—a true story about a Coast Guard rescue mission during one of the worst storms to ever hit the shore of Massachusetts. Believe me, there was little “relaxation” going on in the theater. Out of fear, I ate my whole bag of popcorn before the first hour passed.
Nowhere in the film was there dialogue of anyone asking Jesus to save the crews. However, the thought came to mind that Jesus had to have been in both boats. The takeaway from this amazing movie was how much faith the crewmembers had in the “captain” of each boat. Both of these men gathered strength from their experience and knowledge to courageously dispel fear and proceed to the mission at hand. We need to have faith in our Captain–God–when our life comes crashing down on us.
(Note: If you plan to see this movie, you may wish to purchase the extra-large bag of popcorn.)
Dear Lord, give us courage to face, and give us courage to help rescue others. Amen.