When you find yourself in the midst of a storm, waves and winds raging about, sometimes God will send the sunshine of deliverance to show you that the end is near. Other times he will simply come with a paddle and a direction to take. The point remains the same. Whether he is directing the winds or directing the rudder He is with you through it all. Perhaps we could agree with critics if only God were absent from our circumstances but it is abundantly clear that in our circumstances He shows Himself most alive. This is Emmanuel; God with us.