When the wind of circumstance blows mightily in opposing directions, resistance is futile. We have no option but to ‘give way to it’. Submitting to its force and power, we simply let go of the wheel and our ship is “driven along” to destinations unknown. Like Paul on his journey to Rome…
“They lost all control of the ship.
It was a cork in the storm.”
Acts 27.15 “The Message”
Loss of control is painful. I fight for control of my own destiny, to remain master of my domain, and captain of my ship. “Euroquilo” appears on the horizon as enemy of my still and quiet soul. I struggle to avoid her choppy seas and violent winds. But I am unable to resist. She is too strong for me. I am compelled to kneel before Euraquilo and bow to her will. I am forced to allow her intention to have its way with me. I am “a cork in the storm” of Euraquilo’s destructive purpose.
- Euraquilo’s purpose and identity is not for me to know.
- I will meet Euraquilo at various times throughout my life.
- If I remain faithful in the face of Euraquilo, Jesus will bring me safely to my destination.
 EURAQUILO A wind of hurricane force translated "northeaster" (NIV) and "Euroclydon" (KJV). It was "the sailor's term for that particular wind, and Paul uses the word which was used by them on that occasion". "The precise name is doubtful, but 'the Euraquilo' is more easily explained as a compound of Greek euros, 'east wind,' and Latin aquilo, 'northeast wind,' hence, euraquilo, 'east northeast wind'", (International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Electronic Database Copyright © 1996 by Biblesoft).
The article I quoted here from ISBE was written by Alfred H. Joy, Astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory, Pasadena, California from 1915 to 1952. This article has been replaced in the Revised Edition of the ISBE. It should be noted that Luke was the author of the book of Acts. It was Luke then, not Paul, who used the word "Euraquilo" in the account of the storm recorded in Acts 27.14. Thanks to Kathy who pointed this out in the comment below.
I found the paintings of ships at http://www.voc.iinet.net.au/vergulde.html and http://www.downshoredrift.com/. I was unable to locate the artist's names.