A few nights ago, Lord,
we attended an illustrated lecture
given by one of our residents
on a sailing trip around the world.
She and her husband sailed with a crew at first
but ended up with only the two of them.
They explored many islands.
Lord, when you sailed on the Sea of Galilee,
storms made your disciples afraid.
You calmed the sea
and told them to have faith.
Keep our eyes on you, Lord,
as we sail through the sea of old age.
A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”
Hymn: Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me