You may cement something beautiful into your life but when storms come that is the question we need to ask.
On the tiny Island of Sark in the English Channel, there stands on a remote cliff, an ancient stone church. It is St Peter’s and on a wall still is viewed the story of these Island folk.
The tapestry remains visually lovely.
However, it is the written statement over the entrance which makes visitors THINK.
In the 13th Century we were raided by pirates who captured and took away wives and our children.
Bubonic plague in the 17th century wiped out many more families.
French and Spanish warships sailed past but we were too small to claim as territory.
At the end of the 1st World War, few of our young men returned from foreign battle fields. Yet, island life survived.
Then, came the 2nd World War
HItler captured the Islands in the Channel and we were prisoners’ under German control for FIVE YEARS. Hardened battle weary soldiers preparing to invade England, watched us tenaciously, After a time the beauty and peace of Sark softened their tensions. Younger men began to enjoy their life with us so were taken back to Germany. Others came and the cycle began anew.
Through storms and floods, disease, loss, disasters and invasion one TRUTH remains.
JESUS CHRIST IS STILL LORD!
2021 …………… Will it be better than 2020? Did we learn in 2020 He will never leave or forsake us?
When storms come… is OUR connection to Him secure?
Has the cement hardened?
Faye, such resilience in Christ reminds me of a term I heard just yesterday: crisis competence. People who have faced many trials get better at facing many trials. Your story of the church on the island in the English Channel is such a story. The words of King David also come to mind, “I have been young and now I am old, but I have never seen the righteous forsaken.”
God’s best to you in the new year.