Thursday, June 28, 2012

Friday Thoughts and More

I have departed from my usual Skywatch Friday post this week.  I know that will cost me a number of visitors, but I just felt it was necessary to post something different.

Since I am now semi-retired, Thursday and Friday are now free for me to pursue things that interest me, like fishing and photography.  Most Thursday mornings will find me on one of several lakes in the area attempting to catch bream or bass.  On one of those small, private lakes I came upon this scene.  It is an abandoned dock.  There is still a house at the top of the hill, and I am sure it is occupied, but the dock seems to have been forgotten.  The owners may have grown too old to use it, and there is no family around to bring it back to life.  One can only imagine the joy that this structure once witnessed.

While the scene is very pastoral and peaceful, one cannot help but feel a little saddened by the fact that this place no longer enhances the lives of the owners.  There is a rod holder on one of the posts that indicates fishing took place here.  The lamps and benches tell of evenings spent on the dock in conversations with friends and family.  This was once a very happy place.  Now it is just weathering the storms of life and waiting for that day when it will be no more.
We Christians are often like this dock.  There are times our lives when our relationship with Christ is alive and filled with hope, joy, and great expectations.  We read His word, worship in His church, and spend time in prayer, seeking to obey His will for our lives.  Somewhere along the journey, we begin to neglect the relationship.  Each day, it gets a little easier to not read our Bible, fail to pray, or attend worship services with other believers.  Sooner our later our Christian life begins to look a lot like this dock.  I think I've got some repairs to make, what about you?  I think I'll start by asking for forgiveness.


  1. We always have repairs to make. Love the video as always.

    Have a terrific day and long weekend. :)

  2. Great post Driller, every once in a while, you just have to be you.

    The dock really fascinates me. I'm a former pipeline engineer and I can't tell you how many places that I've come across where there used to be sizable farms, houses, factories, small communities, where there is hardly any trace left of what used to be there. Old maps will show buildings and roads and it is all gone. Strangely, relics of the gardens and orchards will survive but that is about it.

    This just kind of thing just fascinates me.

  3. Beautiful photos and deep thought of words. I agree in everything you say here I too need a lot of clean up. Thanks for the beautiful words. Happy weekend.