It has been all over the news. Costa Concordia, the cruise ship, set sail for a seven-day Mediterranean Cruise ran aground on the island of Giglio, Italy. Most passengers have made it safely to the shore, some are still missing. Sadly, there have been people who have perished at sea. The ship’s Captain has been arrested for leaving the ship before all aboard were safely off. A radio commentator said the Captain stated the rocks were not where they were supposed to be.
A statement like that is totally foolish! As an experience Captain, who has been in the same waters many times, he would have known exactly the course to take. In life, it is so easy to get on aboard with someone or something that will lead us into rocky waters. Maybe it is a relationship, or career choice or choosing our will over God’s. We can all get into those rocky waters, where our lives can be in peril from decisions we make. Before we know it our world is tipped on its side.
Each day, and more like each moment, we have to choose the direction we will go. However, there is one true Captain we can trust in… Jesus. He is the one and only true Constant. When we follow Him, we can remain on course and our foundation will be sure. He not only knows what the rocky seas hold, He is the Rock we can build our faith on.
For everyone who comes to Me and listens to My words [in order to heed their- teaching] and does them, I will show you what he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug and went down deep and laid a foundation upon the rock; and when a flood arose, the torrent broke against that house and could not shake or move it, because it had been securely built or founded on a rock. Luke 6:47-48