Tuesday, May 12, 2009

FAITH NEEDS SIGNS...

It has been sometime since the last post and once again tragedy seems to make the pen move.

I received news a couple of days ago that a good friend has been diagnosed with cancer. She says she knew it was coming, but with the load of other responsibilities just kept putting off the visit to the doctor. Well now her worst fears have been confirmed.

I would like to share with all the readers of this blog her words - some of the most beautiful I have heard in a long time inspired by Mark 4:35-41. She will I hope pardon my use of them, realizing that they can bring solace to many in pain whose faith does not pre-empt worry, anger, frustration and depression. She writes:

"Having the Lord in the boat does not give us the guarantee that storms will not come our way. The only thing we know for certain is that He will get up from his sleep before we sink. The problem for me is that I don't want Him to sleep even for a second!"

So don't be too upset if in facing the problems of life your faith does not seem powerful enough to remove anxiety and worry. You, too perhaps wish that He does not sleep even for a second on His watch.

Good news - He never sleeps.

1 comment:

Chris Valentino said...

Yes.. the storms of life .. batter us, lash at us with all their might & fury... BUT with the Lord in my boat.. i can continue to be calm... for if he wants me to be washed up in the storm he too is with me.. if he wants me to brave the storm & come out triumphant .. then He is with me, will sustain me.. either way.... once the Lord storms into my life .. no otehr storm can take over....

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