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Topic: Encouragement (among believers) (11/08/07)
Heavy waters swell
to the panicked rhythm
of pounding hearts
as a little boat fills
with ocean and fear;
“Master, carest thou not that we perish?” erupts the question,
stressed in the eyes of the crowd;
the tempest’s liquid whips lash relentlessly as a Sovereign shakes his rest, then rises in wisdom:
“Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?” Jesus asks,
as a whistling, wind wafts
to the foreground ...
but there was a space, a moment between
enormity and violent mist
the simple decision to awaken him flashes as wise, but weak lightening …
amid the billows was the choice to ask – to awaken the Master;
and before the “still,” was a note written to the future:
They still roused Him, though access was easy;
They still cared, if mostly
for their lives;
They still asked, if not
in expert trust;
and the little lesson lingered,
escaping to even our day …
in foolish, fragile fear –
we seek the Lord
but we still do it – we try.
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