[GCFL-discuss] Rafting with a hole in your raft
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Wow Carla that's amazing! And what a wonderful metaphor for life. Thank God
for friends and family!
God bless you all!
Wow I'm now 26 and still don't fee any different.
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> Rafting with a hole in your raft
> Over the weekend I went river rafting with my kids. It was a beautiful
> day and I was enjoying myself as we floated along, when I ran into a stick
> just 1/2 hour into the trip. The stick poked a good size hole in my raft.
> I immediately put my finger over the hole, and asked my grandson if we had
> a long while to go on the river. He said yes with this serious look on his
> Not wanting to spoil the trip, I kept my finger over that hole for 2 more
> hours. It worked, it kept the raft afloat! I went over the rocks and got
> stuck in trees a few times since I couldn't steer very well with only one
> arm, but one of the family always got me going again. Just as we got to the
> end of our route the raft went flat and my son helped me get to shore. I
> enjoyed the ride and tried not to let the problem spoil my experience.
> This is so much like life. We are sailing along when a problem threatens
> us. We have to do what we can to stay afloat, sometimes we need the help of
> others to keep us going. We can still enjoy the ride or we can panic and
> make it worse.
> God is watching us and we are not alone on this trip. He will see us
> through and we will arrive at the shore and it will have been a good trip.
> We will be relieved that *We Made It!*
> At the end of the trip, my son was saying I can't believe you made it that
> far with a hole as big as that! And perhaps that's how it will be at the
> end of our trip. How could we make it that far without sinking? It will be
> the grace of God, and the help of our friends and family that kept us
> moving along.
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