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On that day, as evening drew on,
Jesus said to his disciples, "Let
us cross to the other side." Leaving
the crowd, they took Jesus with them
in the boat just as he was. And other
boats were with him. A violent squall
came up and waves were breaking
over the boat, so that it was already
filling up. Jesus was in the stern,
asleep on a cushion. They woke him
and said to him, "Teacher, do you not
care that we are perishing?" He woke
up, rebuked the wind, and said to the
sea, "Quiet! Be still!" The wind ceased
and there was great calm. Then he
asked them, "Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?" They were filled with
awe and said to one another, "Who then is this whom even wind and sea obey?"

--Matthew 4:35-41  
Blessed are thy Saints, O God
and King, who have traveled
over the tempestuous sea of
this mortal life, and have made
the harbour of peace and
felicity. Watch over us who are
still in our dangerous voyage;
and remember such as lie
exposed to the rough storms
of trouble and temptations.
Frail is our vessel, and the
ocean is wide; but as in thy
mercy thou has set our course,
so steer the vessel of our life
toward the everlasting shore
of peace, and bring us at
length to the quiet haven of
our heart's desire, where thou,
O our God, are blessed, and
livest and reignest for ever
and ever.

--St. Augustine  (354-430)
(Augustine of Hippo)
Photo by Stephen Bowman
Photo by Stephen Bowman
I will never leave you without support or forsake you or let you down, my child. (I will) not, (I will)
not, (I will) not in any degree leave you helpless or relax my hold on you...assuredly not!

--Hebrews 13:5
The Amplified Bible, New Testament, The Lockman Foundation
Photo by Stephen Bowman
Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus.
But when he saw how (strong) the wind was he became frightened; and,
beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!" Immediately Jesus
stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little
faith, why did you doubt?' After they got into the boat, the wind died down.

Matthew 14:29-32 The New American Bible

And now, the Last Word:
For those who awaken at war this day.