Wednesday: January 8, 2020

Mark 6:48 And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, and would have passed by them.

Many don’t understand the fascination of some people with soccer but for me it is the drama: the bad misses, the managerial merry-go-rounds, player swaps and some amazing goals. However, what I relish most are those inexplicable comebacks that characterise some games. Since Soccer isn’t like boxing where a team can throw in a towel to stop the fight, teams have to play till the final whistle no matter the results on the score board.

Thus, unless it’s against the team I am cheering for, when a team on the back foot, down by a considerable number of goals manages to crawl their way back into a game against all odds; that I find commendable.

The disciples of Jesus were given instructions to sail to the other side of the lake. After saying yes, they set off rowing but as scripture reports, the wind was against them and they were straining at the oars. Nonetheless, they kept rowing until Jesus arrived on the scene and the winds died down. My dear, sometimes until help arrives, you have to hang in there. You have to hold on firmly and keep rowing even though you may find yourself straining at the oars.

Continuing to row against the current and wind may not get you as far forward as you may want, but it will place you in the path to receive all the help that has been sent your way. So keep rowing and don’t let go off your oars. Help is on the way so hold on to hope- hope in the Lord.


God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.

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