IN THE DEEP!
“They see the works of the Lord, and His wonders in the deep” (Psalms 107:24).
The depth is neither a terrible place nor a place of struggles to the children of God. It is the place where the depth of wonders is seen. A ship was sailing in night when the sea was turbulent. One person was doing his work in the upper deck of it and all other workers of the ship had gone to bed. Suddenly a huge wave dashed against the ship and it perilously leaned on one side. In the impact, the person who was working in the upper deck of the ship fell into the sea and no one else even noticed it.
The man who unexpectedly fell into the sea raised his voice and sought help. Nobody was able to hear his voice. As it was night time, the sea was turbulent and all those who travelled in the ship were fast asleep. his scream for help did not reach anyone.
In that situation, he looked up to God and pleaded loudly, "Lord, save me." By the grace of God, he was able to hold a rope which was found nearby. It was a rope which had fallen from the top of the ship during the terrible impact the ship had experienced earlier. The man caught hold of the rope tightly and was able to climb back to the top deck of the ship. Neither his falling nor his coming back was known to anyone. God who does the wonders alone was aware of what had happened.
Dear children of God, your life also may be turbulent similar to the sea. You may be experiencing a situation in which you may be thrown away from the job, from the family or the relatives. Do not worry. One who makes you see wonders in the deep will definitely do wonders for you. He is also grace filled in making you stand firm.
The ship in which the disciples travelled was caught in a stormy situation. The disciples were frightened and they woke up Jesus who was sleeping in the lower deck. They asked God whether it was his will for them to die. The time of turbulence is the time to witness the miracles. It is the time when the divine power gets revealed. Jesus rose. He rebuked the wind and the sea. When He said, "Peace, be still!”, the turbulence turned calm immediately.
Dear children of God, Jesus is there in your ship which is your life. All the turbulences which you experience today reveal that God is going to do a miracle. No evil which you fear about will ever happen. God who performs miracles will rebuke the sea and wind of your life and bring in peace.
To meditate: “For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with goodness” (Psalms 107:9).