The Carnival Triumph was one non-triumphant ship. But we are hearing amazing stories of how the passengers bonded together during their ordeal, how the crew stayed calm and served graciously under such difficult situations, and how some gathered for Bible studies during those dreary days. How delightful to be reminded how God can turn tragedy into triumph for His own glory!
In my Bible reading I’m just up to the story (Acts 27) of another nautical nail-biter. A ship full of people driven by a crazy storm for two weeks, so sick they couldn’t eat and despairing of ever seeing land again. But God was there, too. He assured Paul that he and all the other passengers would make it safely to land—and they did!
This same God is in my break-downs and storms as well as in the days of smooth sailing. Lord, help me to keep my eyes on you—neither terrified by the tempest nor drifting complacently into dangerous waters.
Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!