I saw in a gift shop
Sara Lewis wrote a sea captain 's
version of the 23rd Psalm.
I read it in Joni Eareckson 's devotional
and want to share it here.
How different from
The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
A Sea Captain 's 23rd PsalmThe Lord is my captain; I shall not be in want.
He makes me anchor in calm harbors,
He leads me beside quiet waters; He restores my soul.
He guides me on a course of righteousness for his name's sake.
Even though I sail through the troughs of the storms of death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me;
Your sun and moon they comfort me.
You provide food from the sea in the presence of sharks and barracuda.
You rinse me with sparkling rain; my tank overflows.
Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will sail in the ship of the Lord forever.
Do you ever feel far from God's love? Or that life is swamping your deck? Know
that God's love is deeper than any weights you may have aboard.
Thank You, Lord, that even when the wind has left my sails limp, I can count on
your love to bring a fresh breeze.