Good morning. What do you think of when you hear the phrase to “Set Sail?”
Most people think of a boat opening up her sails and beginning the voyage on the sea. I think of the beginning of an unknown adventure that is both exciting and a little bit scary.
The one thing that gives me comfort is the fact that the captain of the vessel is someone that has plenty experience on the water. Even if the waters get a little rough during the journey, I still trust the experience of the captain.
In the gospel of Mark we see Jesus as the Captain and Conquer of the sea.
New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Calms the Storm
35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.”36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”
39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”
If Jesus asks us to get in the boat, please understand that he has already made a way for us to get to other side. Whatever storms may come in your life, remember who is the Captain.
Please enjoy today’s worship video from Dr. Jonathan Greer and the Cathedral of Faith Choirs entitled, “He’s the Captain of My Soul.”