Mark 4:36b
They took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.

We are all in one “boat” or other in this life. In this sense, we can define a boat as any social or spiritual vehicle we find ourselves in. Thus, any “vehicle” that can house one or more people is a boat, figuratively speaking. So the family, marriage, ministry, career, job, trips, class, club, business, church and the like are all examples of boats in life.

It is very sad that some boats are quite happy to set sail without the Master. Yet Jesus is the Captain–the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). We can be so focused on “going” that we just get up and go randomly. Yet the journey must start and end with Jesus. He knows the way through the wilderness. He knows the storms ahead and how to deal with every challenge along the way.

It’s tragic that some families are happy to go it alone without Jesus. It’s also unthinkable but some churches are happy to go on without the chief Cornerstone. Remember what Jesus says to the Laodicean church, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock…” (Rev 3:20). Why on Earth would the Lord of the house be standing at the door, seeking permission to enter His own church? Lord have mercy!

That means it’s possible for a Christian church to be secular. It’s quite possible for believers to lean on their own understanding, rely on their vast experience or depend on “luck”. God forbid! We can’t take the Lord’s presence in our affairs for granted, beloved. We have to be intentional about depending on Jesus in everything we do and everywhere we go. Will you commit all your ways to Him today?

Pastor Josh