On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” Mark 4:35
God has wonderful plans for another chapter in our lives. He is not content to leave us where we are and He challenges us to trust Him for something new. It seems so nice and peaceful just resting here on this side of what we know, but Jesus may be saying to you what He said to the disciples, “Let’s go to the other side!”
Jesus is inviting each of us to prepare to be ready for new things. But His challenge includes a word we may have missed, Jesus said “Let’s!” That single word makes all the difference when we launch out to points unknown.
There’s a song we sing at our Brazilian church in Portuguese that loosely translated goes something like this:
Sail away with faith in Jesus
Because this is the way you will see
What beautiful things He will do
Because with Him you will be secure.
translated from Solta O Cabo Do Nau
So if you feel overwhelmed by the smallness of your boat and the vastness of the sea, remember that in your little boat travels the King of kings and the Captain of all ships. No matter the storms, our Lord will never abandon us, nor allow the waves to keep us from the safe harbor of His arms!