We once visited Mystic Seaport in Connecticut and walked through the shipyard where the whaling ships were once built. There we walked through the shipyard where piece by piece the ancient ships were hand built. In our Christian walk we often think of ourselves as being in God’s shipyard where He is carefully fashioning us for the day when He will launch us on our maiden voyage. But in his letter to the Ephesian church Paul the apostle tells us something very different:
Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil
God has created us to live, just as Toula’s mother tells her in the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding;
“I gave you life so you could live!”
Jesus has given us His own life so we could live forever. Forever includes today! Our moments and hours today are not valuable because they are preparing us for some other time. The greatest treasure we have is this moment we are living right now! Nothing will ever taste better than today’s Daily Bread. God’s plan for us isn’t that we would be safely locked inside a glass case for others to admire us, but that we would launch out into unknown seas, with our eyes on the North Star of His will. Today is not a dry run, We were made for more than the shipyard. God himself has built us to sail through both calm seas and storms. If Jesus is our pilot then He will guide us home.