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The Eye of the Storm
6/15/2020 7:18:21 PM by: C.L. Lawrence

        September 3, 2018 I published a blog called “Hurricane Season.” It’s on the site if you’d like to review it. It references the Euroclydon [u-roc-cla-don] in Act 27, a ferocious storm in which the Apostle Paul found himself while imprisoned on a ship headed for Rome. As you read the story in the Bible (Acts 27), you can almost imagine yourself being there. A Euroclydon is a major noreaster with winds blowing 100 miles an hour clockwise and counterclockwise at the same time. A scene like that even in the imagination is scary. Such a storm in those days in that part of the world came suddenly, with very little warning. Remember, they had no weather forecasting technology in the Apostle Paul’s day.

        The storm lasted far longer than they would have imagined. As it grew more fierce, the men struggle to steady the ship, throwing cargo and other things overboard in desperate efforts to save the ship and their lives. I’ll count on your curiosity to draw you to read the story and find out what happened.

        Corona virus, the global pandemic, is the global Euroclydon of our time and we are on our own ships in the sea of life. As though the harrowing winds of the pandemic blowing clockwise were not life threatening enough, the winds of social conflict, moral injustice, corruption, hatred, rip counterclockwise at the same time. In the storm of Acts 27, there was loss of property, but no loss of life. In this Euroclydon, we have suffered great loss of both. As did the ancient storm of bible times lasted longer than imagined, so too has the worst pandemic of the last 100 years, but is yet not over.

        For fifty years, from a social perspective, we have been in the eye of the storm, quieter winds, even the sun shown through the clouds. But with every cyclone, there is the back side of the storm. Is that what this is? Think about that.

        The storm will pass over. Every storm does. Every vicious and damaging wind will die down. We know this because we have been here before.

        In the Acts 27 story, Paul talked to an angel of God and was told there would be no loss of life. Further instructions were given to ensure their eventual survival.

        In a life-threatening situation, there is always panic, always a level of mindlessness and chaos. Some doing the right thing, others not. Intriguing in the biblical story is that one man retreated from amid all the panic and frenzy, and engaged in conversation with an angel who gave him information that changed the course of the mood, focus and eventual outcome. There is no one man/woman that can do this in this day.

        William Henley, in his poem Invictus writes, “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” We are the captain of our ship, and there is a destination. Retreat, for just some moments, away from all the doings, the crescendo of voices, opposing agendas and clamoring distractions, to hear the voice of Spirit.

However, when the Spirit of Truth comes, It will guide you in all truth. It won’t speak on his own,but will say whatever It hears and will proclaim to you what is to come. John 16:23  

Be still, and know that I am God:  Psalm 46:10

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Etta From At 6/16/2020 8:52:47 AM

Amen, my sister, amen??

 

 


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