Unsinkable Faith 

Think about it. Is your faith unsinkable? Much has been made about the sinking of the Titanic. Some true and some faults. One story tells of a that the newspaper of the day and a   crewman said, “No one could sink this ship, not even God.” The liner went down on April 15, 1912, carrying 2,223 passengers. The sinking caused the death of 1,514 people. 

Another story from one of the documentaries was of a Baptist preacher who ran around the deck shouting ‘Women and children and unsaved people, get aboard the lifeboats, He even took off his life vest and gave it to a man who was not a believer in Christ. He said: ‘Here, take this. I don’t need it. I’m not going down — I’m going up!” He did not stop evangelizing to a non-believer he encountered while enduring the frigid waters of the Atlantic. 

The preacher’s last words were ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.’ A few weeks later in Hamilton, Ontario, a man said I listened to Reverend Harper’s last message on board the ship and became a believer in Jesus Christ with two miles of water beneath me.” 

Today as I remember the stories of the Titanic when she set sail that night, there were all kinds of classes and degrees of people on board: — upper class, middle class, and lower class!! — But after she had sunk, there were only two classes; — Saved and lost!! Think about it. Ask yourself Is your faith unsinkable? When your boat of life sinks, and God calls you, are you going up or down?  

“By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith, he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.” Hebrews 11:7 

Let’s Pray 

Yahweh, I confess I don’t often long for heaven. Father, I’m a creature of this world and at times I crave worldly things. God grow my desire for heaven. Help me not be satisfied with the things of this world and grant me strong faith and closeness with you and the perfection of eternity. Lord, thank you for the hope of heaven and the joy we will have when we get there! In Christ’s Name, Amen. 

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By Pastor Ray Patrick

Evangelism. Outreach. Ministry.
Pastor Ray Patrick is a R.E Teacher at The Eden School

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