Of course, it was not lost on me that all of this happened on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. I cannot imagine the fury those poor people who survived must have endured. My whole episode was over in probably twenty to twenty-five minutes. Their episode lasted months and even years. I got in my car and drove straight home to a nice dry house. They lost both car and home. I was warm and dry inside of thirty minutes. They were cold, wet, and hungry for weeks on end.
As I am writing this, the Weather Channel is tracking one hurricane and four huge tropical storms in the Atlantic. It looks like we may be in for a fairly rough year. What I found intriguing is that the lead storm, Hurricane Danielle, is delaying the first ever 3-D filming of the wreck of the R.M.S. Titanic. Ironically, while the filming has been suspended due to the ferocity of the storm at the surface, over two miles down, the Titanic sleeps as peacefully as ever, completely oblivious to the storm that rages above her.
I am reminded of the story of Jesus peacefully at sleep in the hold of the boat as His disciples cried out in anguish in the midst of the storm on the Sea of Galilee. They were in terror. He was asleep. They feared for their very lives. He slept like a baby. Why? Was He not concerned for them? Did He not care? Was He indifferent to their danger? No, none of these things. He just knew that the storm held nothing to fear! He knew Who held the power over the storm! He knew no storm on earth could withstand the simple Divine command to cease and be still!
I take comfort in that fact. It reminds me that my God is in control of my life. No storm I face will ever make Him tremble. I can rest in complete peacefulness because of this. And so can you. I do not know whether you are in the midst of a storm right now or not. It has well been pointed out that, at any given time, we are either coming out of a storm, we are in the midst of a storm, or we are headed into a storm. Life is full of storms. But praise God, we serve a Savior Who is Master even of the storms of life.