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Walk with me

From the January 8, 2018 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

and from the mountain top Jesus saw them, his disciples— toiling in rowing their ship in the midst of the sea  and as they struggled, braced against the wind, oars pressed to unfriendly waters  he walked to them      over wave      through gale      unhurried      unharried  “be of good cheer” he said, “be not afraid,                        it’s me. ” up into the ship he went (no labored hoisting, no desperate rescue) and the wind ceased*  the peace,                          a resounding hush see the wake he leaves— message etched on now still waters:  walk over, not into or with** buffetings, bluster, rage, fear walk over, not into or with torrents, tempest, rancor, despair  walk with me, Christ: inner voice of calm truth teller divine oasis your shelter from all storms — Joni Overton-Jung *See Mark 6:48–51.