He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
~ Mark 4:39
Our eyes are on the sea as the impending storm is approaching. Vincent van Gogh in a series of letters shared of the sea. He wrote: "It is true there is an ebb and flow, but the sea remains the sea."
In our lives we are brought to places where we experience both highs and lows. Our spiritual life also encounters many shifts, while God remains the same. In many ways, God is the sea.
I shared with our hospice team this morning as we finish preparations for the storm and the care of our patients, God is the sustainer of life, and God continues to call us back. Even during days of sadness, days of joy, days of uncertainty, moments of gratitude and through exhausting failures, we are being embraced by God's unwavering love.
God is the sea, that when the storms of life overwhelm us, we must remember there is the ebb and flow of God that remains.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2020
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.