If you were to search online about changing the name on a boat you would find various instructions with subtle differences between them. All talk of giving Neptune or Poseidon (can’t remember which) respect and ask that it be recorded in a book else you are trying to get one past the ‘gods’.
We couldn’t bring ourselves to asking any other god to watch over us but the one true God, which luckily, just happens to be the God we pray to. You might say that we didn’t need an introduction.
Yes we did buy a bottle of champagne and pour it over the bow and all had a swig for good measure, but we instead chose to talk to the ‘main dude’ and cut out the middle man. God received our requests to watch over us and our vessel.
I never had a doubt in my mind that we did the right thing, and if devastation or disaster awaits us, we are fine with that as in the old saying; If you want to make God laugh, just tell him your plans.
God answered us quickly and reassured us that we did the right thing, as represented in the featured image. I like it so much I will add it here too.
We have been out in this area, looking at the same view of the morning, for at least 7 or 8 months, and never in that time had we noticed the cross created by these two trees. But as I am here to tell you, as soon as that ceremony ended, my wife looked up and said; “Wow! I have never noticed that tree over there.”
I looked over and had to take a photo. I would say that I was surprised but that would be a lie. In the past 2 years my family has experienced numerous ‘miracles’ for the lack of a better word.
Perhaps one day I will share some of those miracles and situations where God’s will has delivered us to places we thought were tragic only to find that it was God leading the way to better times.
Maybe that is what is happening in America and the world. Maybe this tragic time is actually just the road God has paved for us and we are merely travelers. Consciences traveler I would hope.