Have you experienced a sudden storm out at sea? I have yet to take a cruise; it remains on my wish list. The possibility of seasickness does hamper my enthusiasm. I have heard stories of severe seasickness; in misery, travelers spent their entire trip in their room. I understand there are many remedies for seasickness; trial and error may be the only way to learn what really works. The best way to calm an upset stomach is to experience calm seas.
“A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?’ He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Quiet! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, ‘Why are you so afraid (Mark 4:37-40a NIV)?” I seek him; he stills my spirit in turbulent times.
Dear Pam, I am like you. I want to go on a cruise but am afraid of seasickness which can feel worse that death. Spiritual seasickness is no fun either.
'With Christ in my vessel I can smile at the storm' and not spew my guts everywhere.
He calms the storm within.
Sunny calm sailing to you! Thanks for the piece.