Sunday, August 30, 2009

Be still my soul

My friend Mrs Hooah has a beautiful post up. Mrs Hooah - for those who don't know - was one of my Girl[s] Behind the Man Behind the Gun on Tanker Bros way back when her son was on his first deployment. Read on:

Be still my soul

By Claire

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I wrote this and posted it on Christian Military Wives. I wanted to share it here since that is a private site. I wrote it the other night when I started feel anxious about my son’s upcoming deployment. Things are getting close — and it’s never fun.

Mark 4:35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” 39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. 40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” 41 They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

Claire writes so eloquently about the life lessons inherent in sending a beloved son off to war - again! Go read it here.

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