Chaplain’s Column: I Am Thankful
I am so glad to be in and be a part of an organization that is filled with God-fearing and believing members. By looking at the prayer list you could easily conclude that most of the members believe in the power of prayer. Remember, we all have storms in our life. Many of these storms contain whirlwinds of disease, disaster, and death. Then we have storms to appear in the form of interruptions, irritations, and ill-treatment.
Well, life is filled with God-appointed storms. A sheet of paper ten times this size would be insufficient to list the whirlwinds of our lives. But two things should comfort us in the midst of daily lightning and thunder. First, we all experience them. Second, we all need them. God has no method more effective. The massive blows and shattering blasts (not to mention the small, constant irritations) smooth us and humble us and force us to submit to the role He has chosen for us. But through all of this, God is good and his love is never failing. Remember these familiar words: "God moves in a mysterious way / His wonders to perform; He plants His footsteps in the sea, / and rides upon the storm." Before the dust settles, why not ask God to have His way in today’s whirlwind and storm?
Perhaps you are in the eye of a storm right now. It may even look like your boat is sinking. Maybe it’s so dark you can’t see your hand before your face. I want you to know there is nothing that comes to you that He does not cause or allow. Remember, the storm did not take the wave walker, the Lord Jesus, by surprise. As a matter of fact, the Bible says He’s the one that commandeth and raiseth stormy seas. Whether we can see it or not, whether we can understand it or not, it is a fact that God has not relinquished His rule upon His universe. Read Matthew 8:23-27. We should not doubt the fact that Jesus see’s the storms in our life. Bow before the One, the only One, who can calm your storm. Trust His ways. He is in control.Many of those that have been placed on our prayer list have received the healing hand of God in one form or the other. I would like to take this time to thank each one of you for first listing those prayer needs and helping me keep it updated.
Yours In Christ,