Mike Huckabee Part III: BOATSNovember 16, 2009
I have a boat.
I love my boat. It makes me so happy.
It can be a bit of a hassle to take my boat out of storage — lots of work and even more time. I’m so busy that I rarely get to use my boat. But boy, do I love it!
Once a week — maybe twice — I get together with other boat owners in a local boat club that meets at the warehouse. We talk about our boats, sing songs about boating, talk about how we wish our non-boating friends would get boats, etc. We even take up a collection for other folks with boats so that they can use them. Those folks send us pictures of them using their boats and we rejoice in their boating efforts.
Then we go about our regular day-to-day lives — work, home, traffic, shopping, etc. — until the following week, when we meet together again.
The problem with the above scenario is that boats aren’t made to be kept in storage. They are meant to be in the water. And no matter how much we might enjoy getting together with other boaters, that is not the point of having a boat.
Do you see an analogy here?
The boat is our faith, the boating club is the church, and the water is the world.