December 11, 2018

CHRIST the CAPTAIN: “It was fitting for Him,…in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings” (Heb 2:10). Archibald Alexander writes: I heard lately of a beautiful instance of a poor man’s trust in the sufficiency of the Lord’s understanding. A sudden storm had overtaken an East Coast fishing fleet, causing them to run for shelter. All got safely home except one boat belonging to an old man who was alone on board. An anxious crowd gathered at the pier, but there was no sign of the frail craft. At last, when hope had nearly died, it was discerned coming in, and in due time, amid a breathless suspense, reached haven. The old man was plied with questions as to how he had managed to get safely through, and someone asked, “Did ye pray?” “Ay,” said the old fisherman. “What did ye say?” asked the questioner. “Weel,” was the reply, “I just said to the Lord that surely He wouldna forget an auld man in an open boat in such a sea as this.”