Sir Godfrey Gregg
Grand Commanding Officer
“‘But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.” (Matthew 14:24).
Rude and blustering the winds of September often are. Do they not typify the tempestuous seasons of my life? But, indeed, I ought to be glad that I make acquaintance with these seasons. Better it is that the rains descend and the floods come than that I should stay perpetually in the Lotus Land where it seems always afternoon, or in that deep meadowed Valley of Avilion where never wind blows loudly. Storms of temptation appear cruel, but do they not give intenser earnestness to prayer? Do they not compel me to seize the promises with a tighter hand grip? Do they not leave me with a character refined?
Storms of bereavement are keen; but, then, they are one of the Father’s ways of driving me to Himself, that in the secret of His presence His voice may speak to my heart, soft and low. There is a glory of the Master which can be seen only when the wind is contrary and the ship tossed with waves.
“Jesus Christ is no security against storms, but He is perfect security in storms. He has never promised you an easy passage, only a safe landing.”
Hallelujah, brethren when the storms of life come upon us and the temptations, trials and separation there is only one place that we can find shelter during those times and that is the Rock of all Ages. Storms are always present but only a good Captain can take you through the storms in safety.
There are many captains without a ship, far less a chart and compass. However, if they have a compass and a chart they may not be able to read or write it. Can you deliver the ship if you are at the wheel? Are you going to sleep while in the storm? Your guide is a door away, wake up your guide and talk to Him. He will deliver you to safety.