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The Boat and The Storm

by | Oct 26, 2021 | Faith journey, Motherhood | 0 comments

For the 40 some years of my life, I have not learned this lesson— hot water and glasses don’t always mix.

That’s exactly what happened to me recently. I just found a crack in my teapot, so in a hurry, I grabbed my glass water jar and poured bubbly hot water into it. Before I realized what happened, a burning sensation on my leg made me jump; then I saw broken glass pieces and hot water everywhere.

I stayed in shock for two seconds, then I remembered that I needed to get into the shower and let cold water rinse on my leg for ten minutes.

It’s a long ten minutes but it allowed me to gather my thoughts. 

I felt a wave of gratefulness.

I am grateful that I chose to wear my new thick denim dress instead of a silk one. That decision prevented my skin from receiving a worse burning.

I am grateful that no one else in my family was next to me when this incident happened. 

I am grateful that little miracles like this are still happening everywhere in this world.

Remember in Mark 4, Jesus and his disciples were on the boat when the storm came? Despite all the miracles Jesus had performed in front of the disciples, they were scared for their lives.

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. (Mark 4:38-39)

In the past two years, we have had the same mentality as the disciples in that boat.

Sure the storm is real, and it’s scary. But we forgot Jesus is still with us, just like he was with disciples that night. And he is still in command of the wind and storm.

If I had not chosen the denim dress, I could have ended up in the hospital with severe burns.

If my children were near me when I poured the hot water, they could have been seriously hurt.

Many incidents like this have happened in my life. There are no other explanations except God’s angels are watching over my family and me.

I hope you will keep finding little miracles and blessings in your life, too, my friend, and be grateful that Jesus is with us in our past, present and future, forever and ever.

Love

Ying

“That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” (Ephesians 1:19-21) 

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