We prove ourselves useful when we give our money. We are still more useful when we give ourselves.
And no man has his whole self to give, in all the expansion of his possibilities, until he has aligned himself with God.
We note again how the faith of the apostle brought new hope to everyone on board.
These despairing souls were saved by hope.
One moment there was not a star in all their sky. They were drifting on to certain death. The best of them would be crying to their gods; the worst would fall to cursing and blaspheming.
And then, like the first faint flushing of the dawn, hope came stealing into every heart because there was one on board who believed God.
Things were just as dark as they had been before. There was no cessation of the raging storm. They were still drifting on to an iron shore, their ship the sport and plaything of the elements.
But one man believed God and because of that was radiant and serene, and it brought hope into the heart of everybody.
What...does it not matter what you believe?
It mattered supremely for these despairing sailors.
It matters every time.
Have faith in God-have it for yourself-be strong and quiet and confident because of it, and everybody on shipboard is affected.
~George H. Morrison