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The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
O Christ Jesus,
when all is darkness
and we feel our weakness and helplessness,
give us the sense of Your presence,
Your love, and Your strength.
Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
and strengthening power,
so that nothing may frighten or worry us,
for, living close to You,
we shall see Your hand,
Your purpose, Your will through all things.
-- Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
The people were amazed and said, “What kind of person is this? Even the winds and the lake obey him!” Matthew 8:27 (CEB)
Which are the scenes from the Bible you’d time travel to if you could? Near the top of my list would be when Jesus stilled the storm.
One of the accounts of that event is recorded in Matthew 8:24–26: “A huge storm arose on the lake so that waves were sloshing over the boat. But Jesus was asleep. They came and woke him, saying, ‘Lord, rescue us! We’re going to drown!’
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