Restless Seas — Daily Meditation Moment

“Out at sea you saw GOD in action, saw his breathtaking ways with the ocean: With a word he called up the wind—an ocean storm, towering waves! You shot high in the sky, then the bottom dropped out; your hearts were stuck in your throats.” Psalm 107:31 (The Message Bible)

On a vacation in the Bahamas, my friend, Verla, looked me squarely in my eyes and said, “As long as I live, I’m never going on another cruise!” She had experienced the wild seas while on an a cruise that shook items off the shelves in the gift shop and had missed all the fun of a cruise. “But I said, this is only a mini-sub, it will be okay.”  Looking at the smooth water in the harbor, she agreed to give it a try. The first half hour proved my point, but then the captain turned the sub into the open sea and waves flapped again the long-slim sub. For the next hour, all but two of the fifty passengers on board stared into white paper bags–missing the scene from the glass-bottom boat.

Today’s Psalm reminds me that during the tough times in my life, it feels similar to that rocking little sub.

Dear Lord, thank you for tossing me a little white bag when I need it. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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