Today's reflection is from  Rev Lorette


Life in compartments

James Cameron the director of the blockbuster film Titanic once said “The Titanic is a metaphor of life”. The Titanic famously sank on its maiden voyage with 1, 513 people losing their lives. Cameron continues “ We are all on the Titanic”.

In making ways Cameron is right, the White Star line who owned the ship had declared it to be ‘unsinkable’ because of its 16 water tight compartments in the ship’s hull. If as many of four of these compartments flooded the ship would still float.

From its sinking on 15th April 1912 to 1st Sept 1985 it was believed that it sank because 5 of its water tight compartments where open to the sea after it has struck the iceberg. However upon its discovery on the seabed of the North Atlantic, there was no sign of a long gash in the hull, instead only one part of the hull had been damaged, but it was enough to effect the rest as the compartments only went part way up the inside of the hull.

Try as we might to divide our lives into compartments, we cannot, for each part affects the rest. It’s the classic Titanic mistake.

Colossians 1:15 - 17

For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him.

Everything in our lives is linked: our choices, hopes, the angels, Jesus’s life, our past, present and future, our joys and sorrows. God doesn’t do compartments, he wants us whole, he wants us to give him the whole of our lives. Trust him.

©How to Avoid the Titanic Mistake | Bible in One Year