Let us test and examine our ways, and return to the Lord! Let us lift up our hearts and hands to God in heaven: Lamentations 3:40-41
The seagulls squawked as they flew above the masthead. The sun beamed directly above the Wayfarer signaling that it was noon. The wind was on our side today as the waves beat rhythmically against the hull of the ship. “Hoist the sails!” I yelled with a slight snarl.
“Aye Cap’n!” said the sailors in unison. I couldn’t help the crooked smile as my crew manipulated the rigging until the sails were completely unfurled. As soon as the sails caught the wind, Wayfarer picked up speed. Standing at the helm, I greeted my second mate as he gradually approached me. “Hello Marcus.”
The sixty something year old man had a clean shaven face with spectacles placed low on his nose. He looked more like a literary man who belonged behind a desk in a library, but the older gentleman has been sailing the seas longer than I have been alive. To this day, he always balked at the idea of ever leading as Captain of a ship. Even more astonishing, Marcus was the only man aboard that didn’t quiver in fear at the sight of me. Continue reading