Just this past week a homeless man in Seattle was arrested for stealing… a high speed ferry. When the crew from a local tugboat company noticed early Sunday morning that the vessel seemed to be adrift, they boarded it to bring it back to the wharf, only to discover 33-year-old Samuel Kenneth McDonough onboard. According to police reports, McDonough had managed to get gain access to the locked terminal, snuck aboard the ferry, started it, and was planning on using it to make his way across the border to Victoria B.C.
If nothing else, you need to admire the man for his chutzpah. Surely there must be easier ways to get to Victoria from Seattle.
How often do make the trip to heaven more difficult than it has to be? Over and over again, the Bible talks about our salvation being a free gift. We can’t earn it and we certainly can’t steal it. And yet people are always trying to do it the hard way.
McDonough didn’t make it out of Seattle harbour on his own efforts, and none of us will make it very far on our own efforts, either. But the good news is that we don’t have to. Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.