There is a beautiful lake where my in-laws live. I have yet to swim in it, and I hope to do so come next year. This is beside the point of this post though.
Lakes and oceans have a lot of suspicion in my head. Waters can go from being at great peace, having a wave of constance, or they rush wildly. This is how I feel. There are times when in my mind I feel peace. I feel the tranquility of love around me. Something comes in and shakes me. My emotions begin to go from happy to sad, not so much for myself, but for others. I go from thinking about oppression to feeling overwhelmed with the blessings God has given me that I don’t understand if I am even worthy of anything, and then again I really am not. That is when I remember: Jesus calmed the storms. He controls it all. Although the rain fell on Him when He was in this world Himself, It reminds me that the rain will fall on the just and unjust. There will be torment, trials, heartache, heartbreak, happiness, love, kindness, peace. No matter what, in the end Jesus will return and will destroy the evil and make things right. There will be true peace again. This is the hope I have through every storm I see others faced with, and when I have them in my own life.
“But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven.For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” -Matthew 5:44-45