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Something happens when you’re on a ship, a dot on the grid of a giant unmerciful sea. A new sense of wonder is born & altogether a fire is ignited in the presence & power of the undiscovered. On land it seams as if life is something so predictable, nothing new happening under the sun yet on the sea you are met with great adventure that you never knew you could behold. An air show not feasible on land due to potential damage of surrounding architecture, gearing up in flight suits for a chance to stand on the flight deck to feel the rumble of a jet catapulting off, or living in community uninvested in their own freedom for the pleasure of purchasing another’s. These things that were now present had always existed though before they were positioned beyond my sight.
I have to wonder if what I was met with at sea, the unexpected that left me breathless- also exists in the heart of our Father & his plans for each one of His beloved. I have to wonder if we have limited our belief in our God & further tried to put our life puzzles together thinking those prayers we have prayed we know the Lord’s answer to or the future in our midst we can easily predict. How narrow we’ve let our vision become & how foolish we’ve allowed our faith if we trust only the small that we’ve laid eyes upon rather than that which we’ve yet to see. How narrow my perspective would be if I only believed in what I had always seen on land while the presence of the sea laid in wait. What experiences I would be closed off to had I not have decided to sign up for something I had no control over- walking on board a ship I was not captain to. And I’m reminded, this is exactly what it’s like to follow sweet Jesus. To walk with Jesus is to surrender my life & walk on board an adventure never before seen, experienced, completely unpredictable & uncontrollable yet remarkably worth every wild & unforeseen twist. This is not only a desire I have, but one I want to share in with others. So this year lets bury our hearts in TRUST of the unseen plans of the Lord Jesus Christ, & be found as a sons and daughter of FAITH.
For our heart is glad in him, bc we trust in HIS holy name.