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Awaiting The Tide

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Awaiting The Tide

The little boat couldn’t move. It sat still in the shallow water. The tide was out. The captain of the little ship was not alarmed.

  • He did not fall to his knees in despair.
  • He did not cry about his plight.
  • There was nothing much he could do right now for his little boat.
  • He did not ask for help.
  • What could anyone else do to help him?
  • He did not feel defeated.
  • He did not feel like a failure as a captain.
  • He didn’t even think in those terms.
  • It was all just another day in the life of a sailor.
  • All he had to do was look around him and recognize what was happening.
  • The tide was out.

Because the tide was out, the world hadn’t stopped. This was only a temporary setback. This may even be a good time to see if something needed to be repaired or adjusted on the boat. It may also be a good time to just enjoy his family and friends. Downtime for a sailor, isn’t forever.

The tide will come back in. The little boat will happily sail again. It’s just a matter of time. Time and tide happens to every sailor.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

February 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm

Posted in Christian Living, Life

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  1. Thank you for this very encouraging post.


    February 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm

  2. Awesome Post

    Lawrence W. Wismer

    February 6, 2012 at 8:48 pm

  3. Elder Ballestero,
    Thank you for reminding all of us of a simple yet profound truth.

    It ain’t over til it’s over!


    Dwayne Christensen

    February 10, 2012 at 5:55 am

  4. How can I get audio of your mothers funeral? Sis. Rankin

    Cynthia Rankin

    February 10, 2012 at 11:41 am

  5. Even though this was posted almost a month ago, I’m glad I didn’t read it until now. 🙂 This definitely spoke to me, and hopefully, I’ll remember this thought as I go through the next few (difficult) months.

    Bekki Menzies

    March 5, 2012 at 1:12 am

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