Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Tale of The Child on The Stormy Sea.

The Tale Of The Child On The
Stormy Sea
The Child Who Slept On The Stormy Sea is an illustration of faith in the father's care and ability. It is based on a true story.

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THE TALE OF THE CHILD ON THE STORMY SEA

A great storm billowed across the north Atlantic one black night. The gale pounded ships on the open sea like a fist. The ocean waves rose like mountains and then vanished beneath ship's hulls letting them careen down to splash in the foot of the next wave.

The Dutch May was sailing from England to New York. The waves swept across the side of the ship obscuring its bow in the foam. Everything that was not secured went crashing from side to side as the ship pitched to and fro.

The roar of the storm and the crashing of cargo awoke the passengers. Fearful faces looked through the porthole glass to see only confusion and darkness. Many passengers donned life jackets and stumbled about in the corridor expecting an order to the life boats.

Only one person slept in spite of the tossing of the ship, Bonny, the eight-year-old daughter of the captain was sleeping soundly in her cabin. One of the passengers shook her.

"Bonny, wake up." The worried woman said.

"What's the matter?" Bonny responded, hardly awake.

The woman was unsure what to say to the girl. "There is an awful storm and it seems the ship is in great danger."

Bonny half rose on one elbow. "Is papa on deck?"

"Yes, child, but the storm is so great."

"But, Papa is on deck, so I am going back to sleep." She dropped her head back on the pillow and confident in her father was asleep a moment later.

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May we learn the same childlike faith in our Heavenly Father.

"In peace I will lie down and sleep for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." Psalm 4:8


(C) Adron Dozat

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