A Ship in the Harbor is Safe...

By: Lee Larsen

A ship in the harbor is safe – but that is not what ships are for. As Christians, we can equate this to the command given to all of us by Christ Jesus Himself:

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
— Matthew 28:19

We are living proof and a Holy testament of God's infinite wisdom and grace. Through His word, we are provided with everything we need to go out and share this priceless and wondrous gift.

But just like the ship, we love the safety and comfort of our own harbor. Many Christians do not view this as a sin or do not think it is their place to speak up when God's word comes under attack. Today we are seeing why God commands us to tell others of His awesome power and glory. The pain and suffering caused by man going his own way saddens God deeply, especially when the answer is right in the hands and hearts of so many of us, yet we remain silent.

I would like to make a simple analogy. If we believe that we are safe in our own harbor and do not see the need to leave the port and share God's message with the world, eventually the opposing forces will become so strong that our safe harbor will be destroyed. This is similar to what happened at Pearl Harbor. The USA was victorious in the end, but at a cost of over 60 million lives! This is dwarfed by the number of people that have left this earth and are lost for all eternity because they did not place their hearts and souls in the hands of Jesus!

Let's load up our big old cargo ships with God's word and deliver it out of pure kindness and love. These are special ships; not from man, but from God, that will save souls now and forevermore.

Dear Lord, thank you for your faithful love and grace. Please give us courage and the words to speak your truth. We praise you now and forever. Amen.

Lee Larsen is the Ministry Coordinator at Acts 1:8 Ministry®. Lee's strongest and most personal blessing comes from the many “God Moments” that are created through Acts 1:8 Ministry's Christian Kindness outreach; a vivid reminder that our Lord and Savior is right beside us. Learn more about Christian Kindness.