It may be just me, but I find it quite sad that you will be driving around and see abandoned boats of various descriptions, usually a long way from any water. Often they are left to rot in a field or in someone’s garden, perhaps preserved under a cover, but none-the-less unused and not wanted. It is sad as a boat owner to see this as in my mind the very ‘raison d’etre’ of a boat is to be put on the water and used as transport or fun days out and to experience a different view of the world, to fulfill what it was designed for.

Abandoned and neglected, the boat is purposeless and not through any fault of its own. I sometimes think people can feel a bit like this in that they have lost their sense of purpose or being valued. Whatever purpose there was at one time is just a memory and now there is a sense of being abandoned or parked-up and left like the boats. Is this stretching the thought just a bit too far or am I striking a chord with some of you who feel purposeless or abandoned in this way? Can I remind you very gently that as long as you are alive, God has not finished with you yet! Unlike our boats which will probably never see water again, God has a plan and a purpose for your life and wants you to see that.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v 11.

A promise made to the people of Israel in days past, but also illustrates clearly God’s attitude to people who follow Him.


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