As the ship carrying the Apostle Paul and its sailors was involved in a terrible storm, they started to throw overboard the cargo. Paul tells the crew of a dream and exhorts them not to be afraid and take heart. Storm trouble strips us of the essentials and strips to the essential it reveals the basic realities of life and now we participate in God’s control. Many people don’t invite for fear of damaging the relationship with their friend or family member. Take heart and have courage by facing the storm of losing a friend and don’t be afraid and invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.