Soon after finding the birthplace of my wife in Bremerton, Washington, we drove our car onto the ferry to Seattle.  It is about a one hour ride and we were in awe of the beauty of that area. We were somewhat surprised to see women who were boarding dressed in bathrobes and with curlers in their hair.  It was explained to us that they could sleep in and still arrive at work looking good by doing all the preparations on the ferry.  We crossed Puget Sound and enjoyed the views of various islands and then the sky line of Seattle.  We had read about the many attractions of the city and the reality met and exceeded our expectations.  We never worried about our safety because we trusted in the abilities of the builders and operators of the ferry. 

Jesus Christ is the designer and builder of His spiritual ferry— His Church (Mt 16:16) (Eph 5:23).  He invites His disciples to climb on board at their new birth (Acts 2:38) (Jo 3:3,5) and He validates our tickets (Acts 2: 41-47).  All the passengers on this spiritual journey can totally trust in their safe arrival.  However, somewhat like the ladies on that physical ferry who wanted to look their best, believers will want to use the short time here on earth striving to “present her   (themselves) to Himself (Christ) as a radiant church without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.” (Eph 5:27)

Seattle was full of amazing and interesting sites with fun things to see and do.  Heaven will be filled with wonders we can’t even imagine and we won’t have to leave it ever (Eph 3:20) (Rev 21:3-7) (2 Tim a4:8).  We will have all eternity to see, understand, praise and love our Lord and Capitan of our ferry and of our soul.  All Aboard!

                                                                 –Jim Bailey