2015.06.30: within the calm

He said to them, “Why are you terrified, O you of little faith?”. Then he got up, rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was great calm. – Mt 8:26

as captain of the ship
i can’t control the storms
but i can find the calm
within the calm i can decide
the best course of action
to avoid the storm if i can
to outrun the storm if i can’t
to confront the storm if i must
always placing my trust
within the calm

to live or die is not the question
that has already been decided
how to navigate a course
through the sea of life
is the question: so
live with abundant joy
love with self abandon
die with unfaltering faith
hope always

no matter the storm
no matter the gale
no matter the undercurrent
no matter the downpour
he is in the calm
he is the calm
he is