Standing at the railing looking over the harbor, I tried to imagine all the miles the boats had traveled. How many years had they been on the water. Where were they headed next? Would they withstand the next storm at sea? Shopping for groceries, later, I thought similar things about the sea of people. What was each story? What had God specifically made them for? Did they know their Creator and that He loved them so?
I’ve read testimonies of people who came to know Jesus late in life. They said they’d just been too busy to think about what really mattered. It wasn’t until something dramatic happened that they stopped to consider, “What happens after death?”
Isn’t that how life-altering events happen- unexpectedly? You feel tossed around, when suddenly the ground falls away. Crisis: financial, health, relationship, emotional free-fall. I’ve been there, and Jesus caught me. I knew He would, because He promises to hold tight to those who hold tight to Him.
But what about someone who doesn’t know Him? How do they cope? Where do they find footing? Who rescues them and brings peace by promising a future and a Hope? How I wanted to share His love with everyone – in the store. Instead, I prayed and left their souls in God’s faithful hands, hoping so much they would grab hold of The Truth before anything dramatic happened.
“Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does them is like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the flood came, and the winds beat against that house, but it did not collapse because its foundation had been laid on Solid Rock. Matthew 7:24-25
We all need Someone to hold us and guide us safely through the storms. Only Jesus can do that. It’s never too late to call His name. He’s ready for you today!