Enough Light


Matthew 8:23-27
New Living Translation (NLT)

Jesus Calms the Storm

23 Then Jesus got into the boat and started across the lake with his disciples. 24 Suddenly, a fierce storm struck the lake, with waves breaking into the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. 25 The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” 26 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!”

A Light on a Hill

The wind blew strong that night
As we made our way up the Eastern coast,
All the while the clouds were rolling in
And soon the rain had us engrossed,

I took the wheel from the first mate
And sent him up to the crow’s nest,
To watch for land and give us warning
Should the rigging seem too stressed,

By now the wind had picked up strong
As lightening arched across the dark sky,
It was all that I could do to hold the wheel
And guide the ship against the waves so high,

We were tossed and turned amid the gale
And the mainsail was soon torn asunder,
So we pulled her in against the wind
And the booming of the terrible thunder,

The storm went on for hours it seemed
As we fought to keep our small ship afloat,
I can tell you many a prayer I spoke to God
And much cussing I dare not quote,

Then there appeared a light so dim
Shining from a far off distant shore,
“Land Ho!” came the first mate’s cry
While “Thank God” rang out even more,

“Come around,” I cried and spun the wheel
And I felt the ship slowly respond,
And we all could see it off of the bow
That tiny light lying in the dark just beyond,

We came creeping into the harbor
Our ship and crew in a battered state,
We could see the lighthouse on the hill above
And gave thanks for not meeting a watery fate,

The sea has claimed many a ship and sailor
Who wait in Davy Jones’ locker so deep and blue,
But I know we made it safely home that night
Because of a dim light that carried us through

©2018 by William Pierce


We go off sailing on our own so often, not knowing the wind or the waves or the weather. Help us to be willing to give the “wheel” to You and to climb up in the crow’s nest and watch for the Light.


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