How many of you have a mental picture that often brings you peace? Our son once called it, “my happy place”.
For most of my life, I was drawn to the ocean. There were times I could listen to the rhythm of waves along the shore, and it worked on me like a tranquilizer. But something has changed over the past few years. My thoughts have longed for the Holy Land of Israel. And if you take a moment to look at this photo, you will see a tranquil scene of water, sunshine, and a sailboat. In reality, it’s the Sea of Galilee; a place where Jesus performed miracles.
I am constantly in awe of God’s marvelous creation. During my studies, I read: “God created the heavens and the earth…the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters”(Genesis 1:1-2).
Just think about that! God spoke, and it was “good”. His Spirit was, and is, the “breath of God”; going forth to do His will.
Two years ago, I was fortunate enough to sail on the Sea of Galilee. During our short cruise, I remembered the story of how Jesus spoke to a storm: “Peace be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm” (Mark 4:39).
I tell you, in this troubled world, we need that peace. And the Spirit of God has not diminished over time. If you call on the name of the Lord, He is able to calm the troubled waters, transform a problem into a blessing, or create something good from what appears barren.
So, dear friend, whatever storm you may be facing, I urge you to find peace. For the Spirit of God is still “hovering over the waters” of your life.
Until next time, be blessed. Donna