This Week’s Thought

By Brad Campbell –

Just a thought to help start your week.

Many of you have dealt with and some will continue to face difficulties due to the world-wide pandemic surrounding a particular virus.  A virus is a sickness, a problem, a difficulty our bodies must endure from time to time in life.  Things get rough, some days are tougher than others, and if we aren’t careful, we soon feel as ‘down’ as we can dream to be.  And yet, we go on.

This particular picture, albeit blurry due to the water spray, is one I made several years ago while my wife and I and a group of friends were on a cruise to Cozumel, Mexico.  The winds had picked up, the ship was rocking somewhat, not dangerously enough to cause major problems, but enough to create issues while trying to eat dinner or walk down the corridor.  I took this photo of the waves as I lay on the bed looking through the porthole window wishing my world would quit rocking!  I remember that queasy feeling, the unsteadiness, and the longing for smooth seas.  The conditions weren’t such as to bother everyone, just some of us, apparently.  And it made for a strange few hours.

I look back now and see those rough waters as a simple little glitch in an otherwise wonderful cruise, beautiful weather, and great time in Cozumel.  The good very much outweighed the bad.

Think on that the next time you’re tempted to complain about how tough these days are.  Not to downplay anyone’s difficulties or the seriousness of anyone’s situation, but each and every one of these rough waves are temporary for the child of God!  Every single rough spot and every tough day along the way are simply little glitches in an otherwise beautiful trip!

Pray for one another this week as some endure tougher waters than others, and be thankful that God’s children can enjoy the ride of our lives.

Just a thought.

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