For me there are two
things I remember from POW07.
Firstly, I think of Iris.
Poor Iris. She, like us all, needs a certain amount of looking
unfortunately, her care was neglected. Nobody knows by whom, and we
don't really need to concern ourselves with that, but she was
allowed freedom that she she was ill equipped to deal with. (much
like us all really).
Then one morning, she was
not where she was supposed to be. This caused much consternation for us
all, and lost of marks for one boat's crew.
We had to make a plan,
and the plan was to go and search for her, till she was found. Missions
were planned and executed with dedication and eventually having been
located, her freedom had to be justified, only then was she reunited
with all of her POW family.
All of which is much
like the rescue plan God has set in motion for all of us wayward,
freewill loving, men & women, and boys & girls. Like us
with Iris, He comes sending his envoys to seek and save those who are
lost. Many do not acknowledge they are lost. (Maybe Iris as she was
swept along by the tide didn't!)
other occasion was that time on the beach when sea and sky spoke to us
all so clearly of God that we could be very sure He was there.
time of worship to Him who our Creator, Preserver and Redeemer.
the darkness and the vision of the Stars, together with the sound of
the Waves made it easy to appreciate Him.
times are always important, and God wants us to know in the special
times, and also everyday, for He, by the power of His Spirit dwells
within us to empower all we do for Him