The Ship is Sinking? Give to the Winds Thy Fears!

It’s been said that, during a missionary trip to Georgia, John Wesley was encouraged by the faith of the Moravians. While on this trip to Georgia, the boat that contained Wesley and the Moravians was caught in a strong storm. While Wesley feared for his life (and understandably so!), the Moravians would pull out their brass instruments and sing their songs. Wesley was so moved by their faith (and his own lack of faith) that he later translated their songs into English.

One of those songs is Give to the Winds Thy Fears. It reminds me of Jesus calming the storm in Matthew 8:23-27. Even right now, as I type this little blog entry, I am so racked by unbelief and anxiety. Just like the disciples on that boat. But all authority has been given to Jesus (Matthew 28). Praise Him for His mercy and that this “night shall soon end in joy!”

For more on the story of Wesley and the Moravians, read Worship by Hughes Oliphant Old. 


~ by cvillegas on May 30, 2007.

2 Responses to “The Ship is Sinking? Give to the Winds Thy Fears!”

  1. if I were on a sinking ship in a stormy sea, I would play music – not because of my faith – but because I just wouldn’t know what else to do.

  2. in fact, thinking about it a bit more – I think that’s why I play music, period.

    life feels pretty stormy.

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