Saturday, February 20, 2021

February 20

We finally get a weekend away, and it’s chilly! Hopefully, it warms up a little so that I can enjoy the beach today. Driving over the Howard Franklin Bridge, crossing Tampa Bay, we noticed that one side of the bay was choppy with high waves while the other side seemed calm, almost like smooth glass. The bridge was creating a buffer to block the wind from one side, quieting the sea and making it a safe harbor. I wouldn’t want to be in a boat during stormy weather, but if a storm comes up while navigating through an inland waterway, it’s nice to find a place of repose. 

We are all living through a storm right now, a brutal and unstable time in the history of the world, but we have Jesus! He is our bridge, the windbreak that keeps our water peaceful. If you feel you are navigating through the rough water, and the sea is tossing you around and about to overtake your boat, make your way toward Jesus, seek refuge in his cove to shelter you from the madness. When you hide in Jesus, the violent storm can’t touch you.

And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Mark 4:39-41

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