The picture above was taken last week when mama and papa went to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The river and falls is on the Taqumenon River. What I think is neat about this picture is that it appears that time has stopped - the water is not moving. How many times in life have we wished time had stood still or even reversed just so we can correct a moment in time. The trouble is, we can't do that. So making good choices at the moment as we go through life are critical.
Not sure how many can remember November 1975. I remember the morning that the news on the radio and TV announced that the ore freighter the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. It was a fairly new freighter, one of the largest, 800' in length but got caught in a severe storm - wind gusts of close to 100 mph and waves estimated at 70' ! All 29 lives were lost - only a few miles from "Safe Harbor" bay. Papa took the picture of the "Fitz's" bell at the Shipwreck Museum, Whitefish Pt. on Lake Superior. A few years ago a recovery team went to the bottom of the lake and removed the bell from the ship. A new bell was placed on her deck, as a memorial, with the names of the 29 men who lost their lives that frightful day. Gordon Lightfoot, folk singer, recorded the song, "The Edmund Fitzgerald" which became quite popular. I am quite confident that the captain of that ship that frightful day wished he had made some different decisions that could have prevented the loss of those 29 lives. He had no idea when he set out to sail that life would change that day. He could not stop the storm, could not see the future, but could have made better preparation. One of the major problems that occured was that he lost his radar, it was snapped off by the winds of the storm. He was relying on the voice communications from another ship a few miles behind that was also in trouble.
When you find yourself on the stormy seas of life, faced with those life changing choices, time will not stand still. Make sure you are listening to God - he is your radar and direction finder for your life - he will never leave you groping for direction - He will lead you to "Safe Harbor".