March 17, 2009

Anchors Away!

Ahoy, everyblogger!! How is life? I hope that it's good. I'm here to talk to y'all about putting your faith in Jesus Christ. Picture This: You are afloat on a large ship. You love to stand on the deck and smell the salty sea air. Every day you watch the crewmen lower the anchor. Sometimes you wonder if it touches the bottom because the boat seems to drift. But one day, the boat reaches a waterfall. There's not much time until you and the boat go over. You watch the crewmen hurriedly lower the anchor, but as you get closer and closer, you wonder if the boat will safely anchor itself.

Okay, I'll stop there. It sure puts you in alot of suspense, eh? Will the boat go over? Or will the anchor be successful? Call me crazy, but this picture has alot to do with the Christian life as well. In some moments, we wonder if our faith really is anchored in Jesus Christ. Now I like to write, so I wrote my own parable: The Parable of the Anchors.

There were four ships coming close to a waterfall. They all lowered their anchors. The first had a strong anchor, but the rope attached to the anchor was frayed and broke. The boat went over the waterfall. The second boat had a good rope, but his anchor was too light. So he went over as well. The third had a good anchor, but didn't want to lower it and tried to steer the ship to turn around. He went over. But the fourth had a diligent captain, a strong rope, and a heavy anchor, and he stopped before he could be carried over.

You may find this parable to be similar to The Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-8). But we can apply it to real life and anchoring your faith in Jesus. Like the first boat, some say they are Christian, but their connection with God is "frayed". Like the second boat, some people say they are Christian, but their faith in Jesus Christ is light and they might put their faith in other things, such as chance. Like the third boat, some just aren't interested in being saved. But like the fourth boat, some have placed their lives completely into God's hands. Are you one of them? I sure am!

I hope you will all take this into consideration. Have you placed your life in Jesus Christ?

Abbie =D

P.S. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Do you know the real meaning behind the day? If you haven't I think you'll be surprised!! If you want to find out, try searching "St. Patrick" on Wikipedia or Google.

3 comments:

  1. Hey Abbie,
    That parable was awesome and totally demonstrates how people are today! It may have been one of your best posts yet. Keep up the excellent work and keep shining your light for Jesus!=)
    -Chelsea
    P.S. Thanks for the joke about honesty! I thought that was really funny and much better than the jokes you hear in magazines and stuff. Thanks also for being such a great contributor to my blog and for commenting often. I really appreciate that! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!!

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  2. Great illustration Abbie. I am so proud of you. Keep up the great work and may the Lord continue to shine upon you and your three brothers, right! You always brought rays of sun shine from the Son of God.!

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  3. Hey Abbie, i'm so proud of you. You're an example to us all. You would be a great preacher. Keep up the good work. I can't wait to come and see u guys (3 weeks)!!! WOOHOO!!! Love you. You're awesome.
    Uncle Seb :o)

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