Sometimes the most curious object captures your fancy for seemingly no good reason. Tugboats do that for me! Plodding up and down the pacific waters of Puget Sound, they silently maneuver vessels outrageously disproportional to their size. Their captains expertly navigate crowded harbors and narrow canals, steering clumsy barges and skyscraping container ships safely in and out of harbor.
Describing the power of the human tongue, Jesus’ brother James writes, “(Although ships) are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs.”
Will the words from our tongues today bring refreshment and hope to others? Who’s piloting your ship? Is He the one whose “Be still!” calmed the storm?