Everything eventually ends - sometimes we long for something to be over, like a trial, health crisis, or a pandemic. Other times we wish things could stay just as they are forever, a beautiful day, a special event, a moment we wish we could freeze. Events shape us and change us and we're meant to be different afterwards. Don't miss this point - whether events are trials or triumphs - they change us. Both have the opportunity to change us in a positive way. Maybe not in a way that's celebrated on Earth, such as through status, material possessions, wealth or popularity; but in a greater way, a way that our Heavenly Father celebrates and rejoices in. During these last few months, I've had more time to think about what really matters, what I'm learning, what I'm teaching, how I'm impacting others. Everyone on earth has likely experienced some sort of disruption to their normal lives these past few months. Don't miss the opportunity to be changed, because this too will come to an end. We don't know when the end is coming, but thankfully God does. God controls everything - even the wind and the waves obey him. I find comfort in knowing that God who controls the wind and the waves also controls what happens in my life and in your life.
Matthew 8:26-27 Jesus responded, “Why are you afraid? You have so little faith!” Then he got up and rebuked the wind and waves, and suddenly there was a great calm.
27 The disciples were amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked. “Even the winds and waves obey him!”