A New Boat

At the JBC Sportsman’s Show in Albany several weeks ago there was a beautiful wooden 10 foot pram that was in the foyer of the main Pavilion that was being raffled off. It looked like this except that it had bench seats I thought wow, that would be a great little boat to float the Willamette in and fish for small mouth bass in. So I ordered the plans for this boat and I am going to build it. One sheet of 4×10 plywood 1/4 inch thick for the sides, one sheet of 4×8 plywood 1/4 inch thick for seats, braces, bow, and the stern, and one sheet of 4×8 plywood 3/8 inch thick for the bottom. The sides and bottom are temporarily connected with bailing wire every 4 inches, and then when the sides and bottom are permanently connected with resin and fiberglass cloth the wire is pulled out, and the entire outside is covered with fiberglass. Then I will paint it, get some oarlocks and oars and put it in the river and catch a bunch of fish.

There isn’t much that I enjoy more than building things. I often think how much fun it was for God to build the stars, the planets, the animals and me.

Psalms 139:13-14 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.

I can’t imagine how any right thinking person can think that an unborn child is not a human being created by God with the right to live and grow.

One of my life purposes is to treat every person in my life as a creation of God whom He wove, and nurtured, and planned, and created with a future and a purpose. When I get my new boat done it will be well built and look very nice and I will be proud of it, and if you say to me, “wow, what a beautiful boat” I will feel very honored. How much more valuable are you to God as His creation than a boat is to me. I will treat you as His son or His daughter.

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