Captain aboard!

23 Sep 2022 | Believers | 0 comments

With thee on board, each sailor is a king,

Nor I mere captain of my vessel then,

But heir of earth and heaven, eternal child;

Daring all truth, nor fearing anything;

Mighty in love, the servant of all men;

Resenting nothing, taking rage and blare

Into the Godlike silence of a loving care.


George MacDonald (1824-1905), The Diary of an Old Soul, February 22nd.

Notes from the Compiler

In the current consumer society of individuals who wonder, 'what is in it for me?', I have again and again to remind myself of a bigger picture, purpose and responsibility. S. Paul's vision of Christ is wider even than global: 'through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven....' (Colossians 1:20). Moreover, this message 'has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven.'


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