Isaiah 12:3 English Standard Version (ESV)
3 With joy you[a] will draw water from the wells of salvation.
Matthew 8:23English Standard Version (ESV)
Jesus Calms a Storm
23 And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him.
I'm living in an empty nest once again now that my young man who doesn't want to be blogged about is firmly back at the university. The cat he grew up with left us too this summer, having succumbed to the need to go off and die alone. Today, out of a desire to hold something in my arms, I had his dog on my lap until I coughed, loosed my grip, and he fled for his watching and waiting position at the front door. I know he's waiting for his master's return, as am I.
What to do when the boat you are sailing on changes course without your permission or volition and your fellow sailors are given their own ships to captain? (See, I had to make a tie-in to the picture I'm using for this post.) If Jesus is on your boat don't abandon ship. Ride the waves, weather the storm, find peace in the doldrums and joy in the journey. If you still need a life jacket, the Savior understands.
Now where is that dog who needs a cuddle?
In Spite of The Storm - Patty Green