This morning, I awoke to the news that my Aunt died. The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
Our Lord is the God of life and all creation. He made all that exists (Jn. 1:3). His power is so great that even the winds and sea obey Him (Mt. 8:23-27). What is our response to the Lord and all His commands? Faith and belief in God should lead to trust and obedience. Anyone who humbly and lovingly yields to His word will always experience blessings and peace.
Speak Lord, and like the winds and sea, help us to hear and obey. May we come to realise that it is Your word that protects, strengthens and leads us to everlasting life. Amen.