Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Scripture

O LORD God of hosts, Who [is] mighty like You, O LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. You rule the raging of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.
Psalm 89:8-9

Living by the lake is an adventure. Although my boating excursions are now but distant memories, the water side remains fresh and ever calling. Some of my favorite Bible stories are those of Jesus out on the sea with His disciples. Lake Ontario helps draw a realistic picture in my mind when it comes to storm clouds billowing up over the water or the waves foaming angrily at the shore. Boating usually results in my getting seasick making it necessary to lie down in the bottom of the boat and close my eyes. I don't suppose Jesus got seasick even if he was asleep on a pillow in the bottom of the boat. My poor swimming skills keep me ever respectful of the danger of deep water and without a life preserver I'm never quite at ease. I'm thankful for my heavenly life preserver, the one who can still the waves with a simple command and keep me safe in His hand.