Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tossed About

And He awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Peace! Be still!" And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Mark 4:39
My heart ached for my Mom, who is feeling the emotional and physical strain of caring for an aging parent. As I chatted on the phone with her, my mind searched for a word of encouragement. It came from one of my heroes and spiritual mothers, Amy Carmichael. Since we all experience seasons of stress that seem never-ending, I thought I'd share the passage, from the book Gold Cord: The Story of a Fellowship, with you dear readers.
The words actually come from a letter, written by Amy's dear friend and co-laborer Ponnamal. She wrote to Amy at a time, early in the Dohnavur Fellowship, when illness went through the nursery, killing babies daily and those ministering to them were weary in body and soul.
"All is windy about us now, but the wind will not last always. The waves beat into our little boat; but when the Lord says, 'Peace, be still,' they will lie down. Let all your prayer for us be that we may rest in the will of God while the wind lasts."


About Janice said...

A word aptly spoken.

mom24 said...

Nicely put. I am so glad that He is my God too!

Melissa Lester said...

What comforting thoughts to settle us during the storms.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

"...may we rest in the will of God till the storm passed"