The great man of literature and faith, Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), has given us the inspiring story of a ship in a severe storm at sea.
The passengers, huddled in the darkness below deck, were in awful fear for their lives. At last, they chose one of their number to go topside and learn what he could about their situation and their chances.
Reaching the forward deck, this man stood for a few moments looking up to the bridge where the captain at the wheel was struggling against the storm. The captain, seeing him there, turned briefly to him and smiled reassuringly. The man returned quickly to the others below, saying to them, “I have seen the face of the pilot, and he smiled. All is well.”
Whatever storms may surge about us, let us look up and try to see our Pilot’s face. Whatever stress or tensions may plague us, whatever fears afflict us, our Pilot is at the helm. You can be absolutely certain of this. So, as we begin to take off our masks from the pandemic, let us look to Jesus and know that Jesus will see us through.
Whose face have YOU looked at that has reassured YOU that everything will turn out fine?
I AM NOT IN CONTROL, BUT I AM DEEPLY LOVED BY THE ONE WHO IS IN CONTROL!