Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid." —Mat 14:27
When the disciples saw Jesus in the middle of their stormy night, they called him a ghost. A phantom… To them, the glow was anything but God.
When we see gentle lights on the horizon, we often have the same reaction. We dismiss occasional kindness as apparitions, accidents, or anomalies. Anything but God…
And because we look for the bonfire, we miss the candle. Because we listen for the shout, we miss the whisper.
But it is in burnished candles that God comes, and through whispered promises he speaks: "When you doubt, look around; I am closer than you think."
In the Eye of the Storm (by: Max Lucado)