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778th -- I Bonded With A Whale


We should always have a proper perspective when we are going through 
different problems and realize that it is not as bad as it seems in that 
moment. It is easy to believe that the world's weight is on our shoulders
and there is no relief in sight, but if we take a moment and think of God's
omniscience, we will soon realize that He is in control of all things. We
must simply trust the Lord and let God know that we need His reassurance 
that all will be well. Childlike faith is all that's required from the 
Lord. He wishes for us to come to Him in trust just as a child does to 
their father. He is our Heavenly Father who wishes for our best interest
at all times. Be encouraged to come to Him when life seems overwhelming 
and share with God all that is on your heart. You will soon find comfort
and rest for your soul more than you can ever think or imagine. (Matthew 11:28-30)

I hope this message encourages your heart to see that God has ways to 
comfort our hearts. Even though we think the trials we face are impossible
to overcome, the Lord has promised to never leave us nor forsake us. With
God the impossible becomes possible and the immovable is easily moved.


A year ago I went through one of the most difficult times in my life.

I had lost my family and my business all within a month. The heartache was

I decided to go to Mexico and see if I could renew my perspective and 
outlook on life. To say I arrived in Mexico with a heavy heart is an 
understatement. I booked a hotel on the Baja choosing one of the less 
populated areas for tourists.

It was in late February which also happens to be when the grey whales swim
down to have their babies.

I decided that I may as well do something other than sit in the sun and 
feel sorry for myself so I booked a day trip to see the whales.

I was not prepared for what happened.

On arrival at the marina, we were chaperoned into little motor boats. I 
have seen pictures of people out whale watching and at least they had boats
larger than the whales. Not here. Each boat seated 6 people and off we went
in search of whales.

We soon saw a couple of water spouts which our guide said were whales. The
captain of our boat took off in that direction. Soon there were a number of
grey whales swimming close enough to get a look and some pictures.

Our guide alerted us to a huge spot moving closer to the boat. We were a 
little apprehensive because these whales were at least twice as long as 
our boat.

To my utter amazement, all of a sudden one surfaced right in front of my 
face. It had swum under the boat and came up on my side. I thought I was 
imagining that it took a very good look at me.

Well, let me tell you that was some sight. Everyone was trying to take 
pictures of her under the water before she swam away. Within a few minutes
she was back. Once again surfacing right beside me. Once again, she looked
me right in the eye.

The next time I was ready for her. She surfaced in front of my eyes and I
reached out to touch her. She stayed on top of the water long enough for 
me to rub her beautiful barnacle covered, scarred head and snout. She did
that twice. Incredible.

Everyone was busy taking pictures while I got soaked. I didn't care. It 
was a miraculous feeling. She swam away and the captain steered the boat 
toward other whales we could see in the distance.

Then the guide yelled again that two were coming close to the boat.

There was my new found friend with her baby. It was unbelievable to see how
she nudged her baby toward our boat. She was bringing her baby to meet me!

Before long, I was within 5 feet of the most beautiful baby whale you can
imagine. The mother swam just on the other side of her and after I had 
long enough to absorb what I was seeing, she guided her baby away from the
boat and out into the waters.

That was the last we saw of her.

On the bus trip back everyone was cheerfully talking about the experience
and my “bonding”. The guide told us that in 18 years of conducting tours 
to see whales, only once before had they witnessed a whale allowing 
someone to touch them.

Why did this happen?

I have no explanation why she chose me for the privilege. Maybe the mother
whale sensed my sadness. It was a humbling experience.

She helped me to see the light even though I was in a very dark place. It
brings tears to my eyes when I remember the day I came back from the pit 
of desperation and bonded with that whale.

I appreciated the obstacles that mother whale had to overcome on her long
journey to the place she would have her baby. That magical encounter paved
the way for me to put life back into perspective and I came home a much 
wiser person.

That huge beautiful creature made me understand, that despite the obstacles
life puts in your way, there is always an opportunity for a new beginning.

You must never give up.

By Lynn Perrier


Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto 
thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall 
direct thy paths.”

Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on
Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in 
the LORD JEHOVAH is Everlasting Strength.”

Proverbs 17:22 “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken 
spirit drieth the bones.”

Psalm 16:8-11 “I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my 
right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory
rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For Thou wilt not leave my 
soul in hell; neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. 
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in Thy presence is fulness of Joy; at
Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.”

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if 
there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAMS
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem172.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: THE LIGHTNING STORM
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony60.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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