God bless the waves that batter our boats
Reminding us that the ocean is God’s world, too.
God bless the sorrow that batters our hearts
Reminding us that the depth of grief measures the depth of love.
God bless the fear that batters our souls
Reminding us that all living souls fear the loss of something precious.
God bless the storms that batter our earth
Reminding us that there is much we cannot control.
God bless the waves which rock our world
Reminding us that faith cannot be summoned by force of will
Reminding us that we can only ask for it,
Waiting as the next wave rises, lifts and bears us up
Propelling us toward Christ: Who commands the waves
Christ: Who is in the boat
Christ: Who is in the depths
Christ: Who is waiting to pull us towards the safe shore of his grace.
Anne+ is the Rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lappans. She says,