Call me boring, but I find the subject of shipwrecks fascinating. Perhaps it is because I still remember the moment when as a small boy at Junior school I was rushed into the school dining room to watch the raising of the Tudor ship The Mary Rose. To be honest, at the time, I didn’t know what all the fuss was about and it took hours to raise it out of the water! Nevertheless, I have been interested in shipwrecks ever since.
Many shipwrecks have been discovered since the raising of the Mary Rose including the finding of the wreck of the Titanic just a few years ago. However, many shipwrecks remain a mystery.
Christopher Columbus famously set sail on his first voyage to the New World with three ships—the Niña, the Pinta and the Santa Maria—but only two returned to Spain. On Christmas Eve 1492, the sailor charged with steering the flagship Santa Maria handed the wheel over to an inexperienced cabin boy, who promptly ran the vessel onto a coral reef. Crewmen managed to empty the ship of its cargo with the help of local natives, but it sank the following day. Its precise location lost to history.
This story clearly shows us the importance of good navigation! Who is at the wheel of your life today? Only with God in the driving seat can you be sure of a life fulfilled by Him. Choose today to put your trust in God and put Him at the helm!