But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. 2nd Thessalonians 3:3 NIV
The sea was a sheet of glass. They were disheartened. There had not been the slightest breath of a breeze and the two men could not force themselves to pick up the oars. It would take more strength than they could muster to make the boat move through the still sea. So they just sat there in the middle of the Atlantic and wondered if they would ever see the shore. Prayers went up. Around midnight one of the men picked up the oars. He dipped them into the water. As he did, the sea lit up. Phosphorescent plankton swirled and glowed as he moved the oars through the water. The magical light spurred him to row. The boat began to move. It left a shiny trail of light on the dark still sea. Have we ever witnessed God´s strengthening in some beautiful way?
God gave those men the strength to continue that night. It would be another forty days before they saw land again. But with God looking over them, they were in the best of hands. We can also have the Lord to look after us. We can have a strength that will surprise us and get us across more in this life than the widest sea. We can surely make it to the promised shore because the God who calls us, the One who we are trying to reach, is the One who will make it all possible! Shall we put our faith in Him and set ourselves hard on reaching His outstretched arms?
Thank You for looking after us! Please continue to provide us with the strength we need to come unto You, we pray!