I took a ride on the floating vessel. Yet not my body but my mind.
The ticket to ride was not purchased by any thing I owned. It was given to me by reason of things that are true. To whom does the truth belong?
I did not board from a dock made by man’s hands. But I was transported by holy understanding to the deck of a holy ship.
In the light of a holy night, I was bid to look out across the waves. The movement of which was like three foot swells.
The color of the water was similar to a silt filled pond. And from the water came a murmuring, like the sound of many men speaking.
A splashing could be heard to my left. It was like the sound of a man swimming frantically.
An amazing sight gripped me as I looked to see. Holy hands were working on a portion of the sea!
In a moment the water was formed into the top of a man’s head. Little by little the torso appeared.
Then with a touch of a finger, the forming aqua man began to glow. His appearance became like that of water flesh.
Again and again the splashing occurred around the ship. At random places an aqua man would appear.
I turned to the one who had picked me to come. I asked. “What is happening here?” He pointed to the starboard side saying, “Watch these two”.
Side by side two heads were forming. But when the torso had appeared, one continued to form while the other remained only half.
I saw that the one who finished forming was changing in appearance. From the top of his head toward his feet the color of the Caribbean Sea replaced the color of man’s fleshly tone. The stilt of the place from which he was formed was abating back down into the sea.
There was a current in his body which drove the stilt to his feet. And I saw small frothing at his soles which pulled the stilt back to the sea.
Soon he stood with a radiant face, praising God for pulling him from the sea. And he began to walk about in full praise of God showing himself to all the waves.
In his walking he became distant from the ship. But I distinctly watched him evaporate into a beautiful white cloud of brilliance.
I watched the white cloud rise in the moonlight. Then with a flash of lightning, he let go his water and ascended with great glory.
My companion tapped me on the shoulder. “Watch now what becomes of the other.”
I looked back to the sea. There the other was. He remained half formed.
On his face was evident tumultuous pain. It was an unhappy countenance, so vastly different from the joy of the other.
There was a frothing at his base. Within the space of but a little while, the half formed aqua man was pulled back to the sea. In a very short time he was no more.
I marveled at the stillness of the water where he had been. The difference between the two was an obvious and painful knowledge.
My arms had been resting on the railing as I watched all these things. In astonishment I laid my head in my hands. My companion allowed me some time to think.
Then he gently put his arm around my shoulders. ‘Do you understand what you have seen?” He whispered in a loving tone.
There were tears forming in my eyes as understanding came to me. “Yes my lord.” I said. “I think I do.”
The tears in my eyes were like those of a chameleon. One eye was watered with joy. The other was soaked with sorrow. One eye was held on the place of great glory. The other transfixed on demise.
And shall I mention the eyes of my soul? Those eyes that cannot lie. With the compulsion of truth, my soul’s eyes saw my own failure.
Perceiving my turmoil, my companion urged me to look about. And in various places I saw the great creation taking place. Some would rise to glory, most would fade to oblivion.
I turned to my companion and asked him, “What makes the difference, my Lord?” His reply was but three words. Yet they spoke volumes to my soul. “Agreement or greed”, was all he spoke.
The next moment I found myself in the special place of prayer. That holy understanding, only a distant frothing of waves. But the affect is a useful deluge. As I consider my service to God.
By His Grace