Last Sunday, we had quite a storm in church.
We had wind tubes, thunder drums, waves of streamers splashing from one side of the church to the other... the congregation rocked from side to side as the waves pushed our boat around... we even had to use buckets to bail water (and if you look very closely you might see one person found another use for her bucket!)
We were reminded that when we are afraid, we are all in the same boat. And when we invite Jesus into the boat with us, we have nothing to fear, because we are not alone.
Even when we think God is far away, or that we don't deserve God's love, there is always more thank enough of God's love for all of us, and then even more!