Alone on the vast sea
Be Patient in Waiting In our fast-food, drive through, on-demand culture, waiting for anything is very much out of style. But put to sea in a vessel driven only by the wind and waves, and you will soon find patience to be the most essential of virtues. The wind does not always blow, nor does it always blow in precisely the direction a sailor would wish to go. The wind is like that “still small voice” that we must wait patiently to hear, in our faith, and at times there is nothing to do but to rest quietly until it arrives. These moments of peace and stillness are as necessary and inevitable in the journey of our lives, and a sailing voyage, as those thrilling leaps of speed over a frothy sea.