Similarly, a story is told of a man who was on board a ship with his young son. At some point during the journey there were strong winds and the ship was on the verge of capsizing. The son, who had been sleeping all along, was woken up by panic stricken others just to ‘prepare him for anything’. To the wonder and amazement of everyone, the son turned and asked, “Is my father in the ship still?” to which they affirmed. Having ascertained that the father was in there, the boy turned again and went on with his sweet sleep, amid the cries of many.
The Logical explanation for this is that the boy believed so long as his dad was in the ship, he had to be safe. Whether because he knew his swimming expertise or because he was a prayer warrior or whatever…the boy knew in the presence of his father nothing would go wrong.
As I pondered on this, I got a revelation. This is how we ought to be as Christians, sons of the most High God; a chosen generation, a loyal priesthood, a peculiar people that are called to show forth the Lord’s praises. We are called not to worry, not to be anxious of anything and not to be concerned with what we will take tomorrow or the days to come. We are called to believe in God; The Lord Almighty, full of power and love, with whom there is nothing impossible… to have evidence of what we cannot see, and to trust God to be in control.
At times the end month seems so far. At times it is our rents and other needs that are screaming at us. At times our loved ones forsake us, or we lose them… just but to mention a few. At times we are in flames and the end seems so near. Amid the conflicts; the flames; we are called to walk through with our heads lifted high: our Father (the limitless loving one) is in the ship, and He is with us. Therefore even as I advance in years, I want to become a child of God, leaving all to Him!