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... and an interesting question.

 

I was listening to a talk of a circuit overseer please don't ask his name ... my memory is holier than swiss cheese.

You may have heard it already but here it is:

 

The Viking Ship.

 

The Vikings were well known as plunderers and took advantage of foreign women in their barbaric crusades that people remember down to this day. But they were well known for something else too ... that was their skills as ship builders.

They have very strong ships that could withstand the perils of the North Sea and other bodies of water they travelled.

 

The strongest part of their ship was not the rudder, but rather it was the main mast - why?

 

Because the trees they chose for their main masts were trees that stood tall facing the ocean. 

Why? Because it was these trees that had withstood many many storms and they grew facing these storms so their hearts were strong and they would not crack easily in storms at sea. (Unless of course they encountered Asterix and Obelix - but that's another story).

 

So that leaves us with an interesting question ... Are we allowing our trials and tests to make our heart grow strong for Jehovah and make us a mighty tree? You see, NONE of us want the first test on our Faith to be The Great Tribulation.

 

Makes you think doesn't it?

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That may have been the talk about the rudder maybe? Not all of us can be sails and ships need a rudder ... so nothing wrong with being the rudder and being used behind the scenes - maybe?
I think that was Br Curzon. Heavy ones (keel) to stabilise the ship...

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