The internet really is an amazing thing sometimes. Soren and I were discussing Danish and German phrases and names. Then...there was a Maersk commercial for Columbia airing on one of our "local" stations, and so I decided to look up this company that we see with frequency, or at least their containers on the backs of semi trucks.
It is a Danish company as it turns out, originally Mærsk, as in the founder's last name. Very interesting. But I found out more than I bargained for...It's founder was Christian. The star on their logo comes from a very personal story. It started on his first ship and he told his wife later that it was in memory of the night in 1886 when he prayed for her (she was ill and near death while accompanying him on a voyage.) He asked for a sign, that if a star would appear in the sky that was gray and cloudy, it would be a reminder that the Lord answers prayers. He saw a star, and was filled with hope.
We have so many ways to be reminded that the Lord is here, that He hears us. Here is just one more.
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