Sabbath Rest


This Tuesday, Max gets sworn in and enters bootcamp with the U.S. Coast Guard!
Today we had a family dinner, and Felicity, Walter, and their kids said their goodbyes.
Prayers appreciated for our son!

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave, 
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
Its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea! 

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
And hushed their raging at Thy word,
Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea!

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
Upon the chaos dark and rude,
And bid its angry tumult cease,
And give, for wild confusion, peace;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea! 

O Trinity of love and power!
Our brethren shield in danger's hour; 
From rock and tempest, fire and foe, 
Protect them wheresoe'er they go;
Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

--William Whiting (1860)


6 comments:

  1. Congrats! I cannot say enough good about the Coast Guard. My son graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. Andrea

    ReplyDelete
  2. Excellent! Congrats on your Coastie too! Thanks so much for the encouragement!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You will have to pray him through boot camp! Everything will be much easier after that, but that is the hardest part. I was discouraged at first as my son always wanted to quit (that was 9 years ago...and he might never leave now....a high % do stay in for a long career) until one mom said to me "Oh they all say they want to quit during this time...."! Ha ...that made me feel better and we just continued to encourage and pray for him. Andrea

      Delete
  3. It's so interesting to read past blogs about your homeschooling him and then where they choose the start of their path of life.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, we're very thrilled that his dreams are coming true...through God's blessings and hard work!

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...