In him [Jesus] the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling place for God. (Ephesians 2:21-22 NRSV)
Many years ago, the captain of a whaling vessel in the North Atlantic spotted through his binoculars the hull of a ship which was obviously very old and run down. It was surrounded by icebergs.

As the captain's vessel approached the ship, his crew's cries of "Ship Ahoy!" were met with no response. Going aboard the vessel, the boarding party found the entire crew frozen, but well preserved. The captain was fully dressed and sat before his logbook at his desk. The last entry revealed that these men had been adrift for almost ten years, far removed from ocean traffic in the cold, icy waters of the north.

A floating sepulcher, surrounded by icebergs, adrift on an ocean with nowhere to go! Are we like the men who were aboard that frozen vessel? Are we spiritually adrift with nowhere to go?

Maybe it is time to get ourselves spiritually fit. Read your Bible. Get involved in a church family. God needs us to be spiritually fit!

God of fitness, move me to seek a greater sense of spiritual fitness. Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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