..."and a highway shall be there, and it shall be called the way of holiness; evil minded people shall not travel on it, but it shall be for those wayfarers who are traveling toward God. (Isaiah 35:8, adapted)

Monday, February 27, 2012

On the Journey with Jesus!

The boat on the sea is one of the earliest Christian symbols for the church in its journey through the world. Just as the boat is tossed about by the waves so is the church pounded from all sides by worldly and spiritual forces hostile to the kingdom of God. In the midst of crises, Jesus comes to restore peace and harmony in His church. But He comes in a form and manner in which He is easily mistaken for the enemy. He comes in a way that makes many well-meaning Christians cry out in fear “It is a ghost!” (Matthew 14:26) as they try to keep Him out. But if we listen carefully we shall hear through the storm His soft, gentle voice whispering in the wind, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid” (verse 27). ....

May the Lord increase our little faith so that in all the storms of life we shall have our eyes and our trust constantly fixed on Jesus and His power and not on ourselves and our weaknesses

--Fr Munachi E. Ezeogu, CSSP (A Holy Ghost Father)

photo taken at the Abby Church of St. Edmunds, Bury St. Edmund, UK  


Philomena Ewing said...

I love this photo of a great sculpture and the wonderful commentary to accompany it.
I love boats as a symbol of spirituality.
St Brendan's boat and his prayer helped me launch off for this Lent.


Cathy said...

Beautifully said!
Your pictures are always so wonderful! Praise the LORD for His Word, and lessons of faithfulness and love!

The Pen of The Wayfarer said...

thanks, Cathy, Im enjoying looking through my photographs that I've taken in spring and summer! :) I'm finding some one's that can be great object lessons among them!

God bless you!

The Pen of The Wayfarer said...

thanks, Philomena,
I love St. Brendans
prayer and will check out your
link. Love the cartoons you posted!