An American preacher visiting Belfast was scheduled to preach in the church which had lost 16 of its members on the unsinkable ship, the Titanic. It was a week after the tragedy. The church was filled with lords, bishops and ministers of all denominations. The audience was filled with newly made widows and orphans sobbing all around. The sermon was called “The Unsinkable Ship”. It wasn’t about the Titanic. It was about a much smaller, much frailer and much more humble ship that sailed the Sea of Galilee two thousand years before.
It was unsinkable, not because of its construction, but because Messiah was in it. Messiah is the Lord of land and sea. He’s the master of storms and He’s the calmer of raging waves. In this life, we sail many vessels of career, success, popularity, health, youth, and money. Some of these vessels look strong, solid, rich, and glorious, but all these vessels ultimately sink. A life that’s built instead on the presence of the Rabbi from Nazareth is the ship that will never sink. That life will make it through every storm. That’s the unsinkable ship.
Today’s Mission – In any distress, trouble, fear, or anxiety today, comfort your soul with the knowledge that you’re not going to sink. Messiah is in your boat!