My parents just came back from Alaska. They were blessed to go on a cruise they not only saw the beauty of this part of the world but where Dr. David Jeremiah shared a word every day and different Christian artists ministered in music. They brought me a souvenir from the trip: a devotional by Dr. Jeremiah and he wrote on the inside cover.
The first devotional entry I read was entitled, “Staying Afloat,” and it talked about fisherman who get stranded at sea, fall off boats, and perish in storms. Statistics were included about the high death rate of commercial fishing. Dr. Jeremiah went on to say that “some have drowned because they couldn’t get their rafts to inflate in a crisis. Instead of a buoyant life raft, they had a useless glob of deadly rubber in the water.”
1. tending to float in a fluid.
2. capable of keeping a body afloat, as a liquid.
3. not easily depressed; cheerful.
4. cheering or invigorating.
Interesting. The word buoy popped out at me just a few weeks ago. It’s not a common word in our everyday vernacular, at least not in mine, so my spiritual antennas went up quickly. You know me and words…