You ever feel like you are only getting a peek at things?
As if you are just a hair’s breath away from something glorious? If only someone nearby would reach out
And give you a hand up, you, too, could
Sail off into the sunset?
But, instead, the fear of getting tripped up, hinders you
There’s just so many real dangers out there. But, truth be told, your biggest fear is getting
tossed overboard, left to sink or swim on your own.
It’s not the sinking that bothers you, so much,
as it is the being on your own.
And while you sit there, clinging to your fears, life flies right by you
And somewhere a community gathers in celebration
Of your need to be tethered to something bigger than yourself, something sturdy and sure
Now on one of those days Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and He said to them, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out. 23 But as they were sailing along He fell asleep; and a fierce gale of wind descended on the lake, and they began to be swamped and to be in danger. 24 They came to Jesus and woke Him up, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. 25 And He said to them, “Where is your faith?”
Luke 8: 22-25