Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Fw: shipwreck!

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Rob Smith <toanosmith@yahoo.com>
To: Rob Smith <rsmith@mycwa.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 7:27 AM
Subject: shipwreck!

It's the perfect natural beauty of the local pond that I love so much...unspoiled by man.  Well that's been rudely disrupted by someone who sank their boat in a shallow area, leaving a windshield visible.  I mean...they didn't just have a problem and lose their boat in the pond...they left it there...out in the middle and it spoils the view!  We have a way of taking the perfection of our Creator's hand and finding ways of messing it up.  We come from a long line who have been doing this sort of thing since Adam and Eve tried going their own way back in the Garden.  I suppose we must acknowledge that shipwrecks and sunken boats will happen in our lives and it can appear that God is absent...but all of the shipwrecks and sunken boats are located in the midst of His handiwork...the nature that He fashioned and holds together.  So all of our issues play out on His stage, in His immediate presence.  It stands to reason that He might be the best one to approach for help to remove the sunken boats and retrieve the wreckage.  I can appreciate that He'd like to restore that perfect view that He had in mind to start with! 
1 Timothy 1:15,19
15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost....19 holding faith and a good conscience.  By rejecting this, some have made a shipwreck of their faith.

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