On 13th July 2014, Sea Sunday, the following sermon was preached in the Anglican Cathedral on Epiphany Island in Second Life. The sermon was based on a sermon outline from the Sea Sunday website. The readings were Psalm 139:1-18, Jonah 1, Mark 4:35-41.
The sea has different moods, sometimes beautiful, sometimes fierce and stormy. Sailors from ancient times have risked their lives to use the sea as a means of trading and transport. The sailors on the boat Jonah took to Tarshish feared for their lives as a storm blew up, just as the disciples did on the Sea of Galilee. Both groups of sailors were saved. Seafarers today face physical storms and also challenges in relationships, health and so on. The work of the Mission to Seafarers is practical and helps seafarers to know that they are not forgotten. As we face storms in life, we too are never abandoned by God. Continue reading