In 1520 Ferdinand Magellan battled for an entire year to find a passage around South America. There at the very tip of the continent, in its icy waters he encountered some of the worst weather anywhere on earth. Raging seas, towering ice floes, and a mutinous crew plagued his efforts. When he finally made his way through those straits (which today bear his name – the Straits of Magellan), he entered into a great body of water that lay beyond, and as he and his men lifted their faces to heaven and gave thanks to God, he named the new ocean “The Peaceful One – the Pacific Ocean.”
Jesus was preparing His disciples for tough times. He was about to ascend to the Father and they would be on their own, left to find their way through this world alone. And yet, they would not be alone, for He would be with them in the Comforter (Jn. 14:26).
Jesus desires to lead us in the same way to a place of peace. It is His desire to direct our feet and steer our lives from the paths that would lead to hell to His place of peace. Jesus says, “Let not your hearts be troubled” (Jn. 14:1), for He has given us all we need to safely make the journey to a place of peace (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:3). Remember the words of Paul, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil. 4:13; NKJ).
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