Saved from drowning

During a visit to San Diego many years ago, my husband and I went swimming in the ocean. We enjoyed diving into the waves and letting them carry us wherever they would. Pretty soon, though, we found ourselves far from shore, with waves crashing over our heads in water that was too deep for us to stand up in. 

My husband asked if I could help hold him up. My first thought was that, as a strong swimmer, I could easily do that. But as the waves became more powerful, it was impossible to maintain my hold on him. Sensing that we were in danger, I found myself paralyzed by fear. 

I began to listen to God. What came to me was the gospel account of Jesus and his disciples in a boat caught in a storm. When the disciples found Jesus asleep in the back of the boat, they woke him and asked, “Master, carest thou not that we perish?” Jesus “arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?” (Mark 4:38–40).

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January 17, 2022

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